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. Read more
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.
by Christopher E. from San Antonio, TX
(May 8, 2018)
Compassus is full of friendly and helpful people who really do care about their patients and volunteers. I learned a lot during my time volunteering at Compassus and was able to have a very flexible schedule while I was there. Everyone, especially my supervisors Janet and Skyler, was available to help me learn more about the hospice and medical fields and answer any questions I had. I would highly recommend volunteering here.
Hospice Compassus is a wonderful organization to volunteer with where you truly are able to make a difference in a person's life and form a unique bond with the patient during their final days. As the volunteer coordinator, Skyler was extremely helpful with anything that I needed during this new experience. He did an amazing job pairing me with my patient and was always there to offer any advice or guidance. Compassus offers schedule flexibility and will work with you based on whatever your schedule may be. I would highly recommend Skyler and the rest of the Compassus staff!
For anyone interested in volunteering with a great organization and making a difference in people’s lives, please consider Compassus! I have volunteered for almost a year and have had a great experience. Skyler, the volunteer coordinator, helped me with anything I needed and really made sure I was comfortable. He was available anytime I had a question or just wanted to talk. Since I was volunteering while also in school full-time, this was a great opportunity that allowed me to have flexibility when volunteering. I’ve honestly loved volunteering with Compassus and Skyler has been so accommodating. I can’t recommend him and Hospice Compassus enough!
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.
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.