Volunteers make a significant contribution in caring for and supporting hospice patients and families. A quiet moment, a listening ear, a shared joke or favorite memory, a time for tears, a helping hand, a refreshing walk, a common hobby, a respect for the wonders of living and dying and, above all, an unhurried air that says, "I'm here for you."
Volunteers say it is the most rewarding and meaningful work they have ever done. Opportunities such as friendly visits, clerical work, personal care, and professional services are based on interests and comfort levels. Training is provided and time commitments vary by position.
If you have experienced a recent significant loss through death, you are encouraged to wait at least one year before completing the application process.
Contact the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 1-800-252-2065.