St. Joseph Hospice is a locally-owned agency dedicated to providing the highest quality hospice care to patients and families at this most crucial time in their lives. Our staff, comprised of compassionate, experienced, and palliative-trained professional, support staff and volunteers, work under the direction of a Board Certified hospice and palliative care physician using a team approach to care. St. Joseph Hospice is licensed by the State and certified by Medicare.
Respite - Respite volunteers provide relief to the caregiver, if only for a short while, allowing them to tend to their own needs. The volunteer becomes a companion to the patient, quietly sitting and holding a hand, reading about current events or simply listening are some of the things a respite volunteer can offer.
Errands - Unexpected needs arise daily with patient families and members of our hospice team. Delivering and picking up supplies, dropping off brochures or helping set up a booth are just a few of the errands that are always greatly appreciated.
Office - Answering phones, data entry, filing or assisting with relaying messages to our team in the field are just a few of the responsibilities of an office volunteer. They help ensure efficient processing of paperwork and the overall smooth operation of the office.
Special Projects - Sending birthday or sympathy cards, creating gifts for the patient or the bereaved, networking with other volunteers, attending fairs to help educate the public about our services, and assisting with a newsletter or scrapbook are some of the many special projects where volunteers are needed.
Use your talents - Musical performances, massage therapy, art therapy, hair cuts/styling and pet therapy are other ways volunteers can help.