To improve the health of the people in our communities every day with quality and compassion.
Volunteers provide support to hospice and/or pediatric palliative patients, caregivers and staff in the following ways:
Companionship and respite in homes, skilled nursing, assisted living, hospitals
Veteran-to-Veteran support - proud members of the We Honor Veterans program
Complementary Therapies - Reiki, Massage, Pet Therapy, Music Therapy
Clerical / office support
Vigils / DOULA
We offer monthly volunteer meetings, volunteer newsletter, ongoing trainings and in-services, and special recognition throughout the year. Volunteers also have lots of opportunities to participate in Baystate-sponsored events throughout the year! Flexible schedules to fit with your schedule; volunteer in areas you wish to volunteer in; hospice trainings held twice annually; pediatric palliative trainings held throughout year, based on requests/need