Hospice Volunteer

Making each day count

An important part of the hospice team is volunteers. A volunteer may run errands, or even just sit and read to the patient. The gifts of compassion and care make an amazing difference in the lives of patients and families. As a hospice volunteer, you will be oriented to a specialized program so you can understand our mission, philosophy, and goals. We will give you the skills needed to assist patients and their families. You will find it to be the most rewarding thing that you can do to make a difference in your life and someone else’s life. Volunteering affirms and enhances your acquired skills and knowledge.

Hospice Volunteer FAQs

Our volunteers are the heart of the hospice team. We depend on our hospice volunteers to assist in providing support and care to our patients and their families during this time in their life.

Our volunteers offer support, companionship and practical care to our patients. Whether it’s running errands, sitting with a patient to provide relief for the care giver, reading to a patient, helping a patient write in his/her journal or providing the power of presence.  As a hospice volunteer, you will truly make a difference.

Volunteers can also provide:

  • Administrative Support
  • Bereavement Support
  • Special Projects
  • Pet Therapy

There’s a lot to gain from being a hospice volunteer. Satisfaction, greater self-knowledge and spiritual growth.

Volunteering as little as a couple of hours a month can provide assistance to a patient or their family at the time when they need it most. The volunteer’s need varies from patient to patient. Because of the flexibility this allows you to find an area of service that is uniquely suited to you.

We offer free training to all our volunteers, including:

  • Hospice Volunteer Training
  • Two-step TB Screening (required for all direct patient volunteers)
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine (optional)
  • Flu Vaccine
  • Blood Pressure Check

Also, bi-monthly education and training addresses a wide-range of patient needs:

  • Comfort Measures
  • Emotional Support
  • Universal Precautions
  • Elder Abuse
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Alzheimer and Dementia Ztraining

How do I become a volunteer?

If you are interested in being a volunteer, please fill out the application. Required fields are starred.
Name
Address
Preferred Method of Contact
Have you experienced a significant loss?
Please check the talents, abilities, hobbies, or skills that you could share with others as a hospice volunteer/
Are you willing to participate for at least one year following the training course?
Can you volunteer at least 2 hours per week?
Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense?
In making application to become a Volunteer, I agree to abide by the policies and procedures of the hospice program. I will keep all patient information completely confidential. I know that I must complete a health form verified by my doctor, attend orientation and/or the volunteer training course, strictly adhere to my job description, and accurately record my service hours.