Volunteers play a vital role in helping us meet the needs of our community. Hospice volunteers provide all kinds of support for patients and their families.
How Do Volunteers Help Our Patients?
Provide companionship and empathy to our patients and their loved ones during difficult times. You don’t have to have any special skills, just a willingness to be present.
- Watching T.V.
- Taking Walks
- Playing Music
- Bringing over Pets
What A Hospice Volunteer Does Depends On Their Skills & Interests
When someone is dying, friends and family sometimes pull away, afraid of what is happening and at a loss for what to say.
- A hospice volunteer helps fill that gap by being a companion who understands the process of dying.
- They provide compassion, comic relief, and conversation.
- Because death is such a sensitive issue, hospice volunteers go through extensive training.
- This training teaches them the history of hospice, the goals and philosophy of care, emergency procedures, and what to expect during the stages of death.
Would You Rather Help With Administrative Tasks?
We want you to help where you feel comfortable. Help facilitate bereavement support groups, get involved in fundraising, or provide administrative support by filing or sending out mailings.
Start Helping Your Community Today
If you are looking for a meaningful way to contribute to the community, we have a place for you. Becoming a hospice volunteer might seem challenging at first, but with a heart full of compassion and a willingness to try, you’ll find this role highly enriching and fulfilling. By getting involved, you’re choosing to make a difference in the lives of others during some of their most delicate moments. Don’t wait a moment longer. Take that step and lend a hand, a listening ear, or a warm smile.
Please contact us for information on becoming a volunteer.