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Mission Statement

The Colleagues of Hospice Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those with whom they come into contact.


Most volunteers feel personally rewarded through offering their time, energy and compassion when they see how much they are able to help patients and families. Further benefits frequently experienced by our volunteers include:

  • Greater self-knowledge from insights gained from relationships with patients, their families and from the hospice volunteer training.
  • Spiritual growth from supporting a person through the final days while increasing the awareness of their own sense of spiritual values.

The people that make up Compassus are dedicated to compassionate care, clinical excellence and providing comfort and support to patients and their families with end-of-life issues. This includes our volunteers.

At Compassus, we believe that every life is unique and deserves a meaningful and personal final journey. Perhaps you’ve experienced hospice services with a member of your family, or are looking for a meaningful way to volunteer your time. If you believe that giving your time can enhance the lives of others, we encourage you to explore volunteer opportunities with Compassus.


Average Review 7 reviews

Would you recommend Hospice Compassus?

by Raena G. (2017-01-29 16:21:44.0)
I first came across Hospice Compassus via LinkedIn September 2016. I have volunteered for many years in various clinics/hospitals & very much enjoyed my time at Compassus. As a Hospice Receptionist, I worked with Bonnie & Veronica, assisting them with various phone calls & administrative tasks. They were easy to work with, approachable when asked questions, & more than willing to assist in understanding their policies. Skyler is an excellent volunteer coordinator that is helpful & friendly. He takes initiative as a leader & truly creates a wonderful environment for volunteers. He is also understanding & accommodating. Unlike most hospitals which require volunteers to devote a certain amount of hours, Skyler allows for scheduling flexibility; this helped given my job/school commitments. Whether you are seeking a way to give back to the community &/or learn new skills, volunteering for Compassus is an excellent choice for you.
by Cassandra W. (2016-12-16 17:36:15.0)
Throughout my time volunteering with Hospice Compassus, Skyler helped me in multiple ways. Finding patients compatible with volunteers is not easy, but he did it well. The patients that I was able to visit were ones that fit my personality well. Along with connecting me with the right people, Skyler was the most reliable person I've worked with. If I had questions or concerns, he would talk to me and help me with whatever needed, even if it was on his day off. As a student, it is hard to find people that are willing to go out of their way to help you when it's not required, but Skyler did. Along with Skyler, the staff was friendly and wonderful overall. Though I didn't interact with others as much, the times that I did they were welcoming and wonderful to be around. I'd definitely recommend Hospice Compassus to a fellow volunteer, or a family in need of Hospice services.
by karina g. (2016-12-09 17:31:18.0)
I would like to thank Skyler Vanderhoof for giving me the guidance when beginning my Hospice journey. Him along with everyone I've met, Soledad, were amazing. I can see how personable and compassionate they are and it definitely uplifts my spirit. I wish you guys the best and couldn't have asked for a better team to have worked with. While at Hospice, I had the opportunity to meet such great people and have even made long term friends. I will miss being able to ask the patient how they are and hearing their side of the story, who they are, and words of wisdom. Being a hospice volunteer reminded me of how we should respect and care for one another and one by one be able to make life changing decisions to better ourselves. It is as simple as listening and can definitely be rewarding. I would love to recommend anyone to volunteer, any little bit helps.
by Kelsea g. (2016-05-11 16:18:09.0)
This is an absolutely incredible volunteering opportunity! Skyler made the whole process effortless and was very accommodating and personable. I loved my time here and I would highly recommend volunteering with Hospice Compassus!
by Mary M. from San Antonio, TX (2015-08-07 09:12:43.0)
My name is Mary and I am applying to a Physician Assistant program this year. I wanted to add volunteering to my resume so I began searching and found Hospice Compassus through volunteermatch.org. I was a little nervous about volunteering in hospice until I met Skyler, my volunteer coordinator, who quickly put my worries at ease. He took the time to consider not only my schedule but also my personality before he matched me with a family. Skyler was able to find the perfect family for me to volunteer with and I couldn’t be happier! In a short amount of time I have been able to gain over 20 hours of volunteer experience as well as a few new friends that I have now become very close to. I highly recommend volunteering with Hospice Compassus, I can say that it has changed my life and I know that it will do the same for you. Sincerely, Mary
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