Our Mission To make a difference in the lives of our patients and families by working hand in hand throughout their journey. Our Vision To lead the way in delivering clinical excellence, extraordinary service, and compassionate hospice care.
Emerald Coast Hospice is a not-for-profit hospice organization who truly believes that every moment matters in the lives of our patients. Our volunteers are an incredible asset to our organization - and ultimately to our patients.
Some volunteers assist with office tasks such as mailing, assembling packets of literature and documents, data entry, phone calls and filing. Others work directly with patients - including emotional support, companionship, spiritual support and caregiver relief. Volunteers may also provide socialization and support such as reading to patients, playing games, assisting with letter writing and journaling.
The volunteer program is very flexible and can easily be built around your own schedule. There are no specific time committments for our volunteers and there is always something to be done to help!
Veteran volunteers are especially welcome to participate in the programs we do specifically for meeting the needs of our veteran patients.
Our volunteers help ensure that every moment REALLY does matter.
Would you recommend Emerald Coast Hospice - Ft. Walton Beach?
I began volunteer work for Emerald Coast Hospice in April of 2009 not knowing exactly what to expect. After my first year, I must say volunteering for a hospice provider is an amazing and rewarding experience. While emotionally difficult at times, the joy that I am able to give to my patients, and the smiles, stories and advice that I receive from them, makes it a very fulfilling experience. Additionally, the entire staff at Emerald Coast Hospice greatly respects the volunteers and treats them as a valuable member of the team. The atmosphere within the Emerald Coast Hospice office is warm and caring...truly feeling like a family. I sincerely recommend hospice volunteer work for anyone searching for a meaninful way to donate their volunteer time, and for anyone in Northwest Florida, I would highly recommend Emerald Coast Hospice.