Give the Gift of Your Time
Ask any of our patients and they’ll likely tell you the volunteers who visit them touch their hearts. They look forward to the visits and the compassionate caring volunteers bring.
If you have a passion for caring for others and are looking for a way to make a difference in people’s lives, consider becoming a hospice volunteer. Our volunteers are an important part of our hospice care team, helping improve the quality of life for our patients, their families, and their caregivers.
What Does a Hospice Volunteer Do?
The activities done as a hospice volunteer may be quite diverse depending on the volunteer’s personality and background. Some examples include: reading at a patient’s bedside, knitting lap blankets, running errands, providing pet care, reading and writing letters, playing games, scrapbooking or other crafts, companionship, providing breaks for family and friends, and attending funerals and memorial services.
What About Training?
Becoming a Hospice Volunteer requires some knowledge and training about hospice. That’s why we support all our volunteers with an orientation and training program.
• How the hospice care team works and your role in it
• Helpful hints for being a successful volunteer
• Communication skills and managing stress
• Patient privacy and other regulations
Who Can Volunteer?
It’s our philosophy that Hospice Volunteers are part of our caregiver team. To maintain quality care for our patients and families, we have a few requirements of our hospice volunteers such as a background check, references, a statement of health and a commitment to serve for up to 2-4 hours a week.