Opportunities are available to build lasting relationships and make a difference as a hospice volunteer. Many volunteers learned of hospice through personal use of the services. New volunteers are asked to wait one year following their loss to join the program. We have many different areas of need that allow you to choose a role in which you are most comfortable.

  • Patient Care Volunteers

    Provided in the comfort of a patient’s home whether that be a private residence, nursing home, assisted living, or personal care home. Services are provided on an intermittent basis according to the plan of care. On call services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Examples of what this volunteer might do:

    • • Visit with patients to provide companionship and life review
    • • Simple arts and crafts
    • • Playing or singing soothing, comforting music to patients
    • • Provide relief to a patient’s family so they can get much needed rest or make a quick trip to the grocery store
    • • Run errands for patients and families
    • • Cut and style a patient’s hair
    • • Provide a supportive presence to patients during the final hours
    • • Provide spiritual support

  • Bereavement Volunteers

    Bereavement support is offered to help survivors cope with their loss and to facilitate the natural grief process.

    Examples of what this volunteer might do:

    1. Sew memory pillows from a patient’s favorite shirt that become a keepsake for the family
    2. Bake and deliver a cake or pie to a family after the death of their loved one
    3. Assist with newsletter mailings
    4. Assist with planning and facilitating memorial services

  • Clerical Volunteers

    Clerical volunteers provide additional office support by answering and making telephone calls, filing, and mailings.
  • Complimentary Therapy Volunteers

    Complimentary therapy volunteers are licensed and/or certified professionals who provide massage, music therapy, reflexology, reiki, pet therapy, and other approved services to hospice patients. Services are provided in the patient’s residence.