There are various volunteer opportunities available. Many people in the community want to help in a way that is comfortable and most meaningful to them. Please take a few minutes to view the ways you can help.
Direct Patient Care Volunteer
Visit patients and families at home, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, inpatient hospice units. Pay a friendly visit; relieve a family caregiver for an afternoon out; run errands; read aloud; listen to memories; walk the dog; be the high point of someone's day.
Assist with grief support groups, memorial services and send bereavement mailings.
Provide support in the office: filing, preparing mailings, computer input, answering the phones, special projects.
Currently our Northern Office, has acapella singers who bring comfort and peace to patients and families through music and song. They provide this service in private homes, nursing homes, and hospitals.
Assist with fundraising events, stuffing and labeling mailings for the appeals, computer input, acknowledgement writing.
Speaker's Bureau Volunteer
Speak in the community on topics related to end-of-life care, in the process recruiting volunteers.
Even though patients and their caregivers know that hospice staff is available 24/7, the Tuck-in program was established to assure that patients and families have the supplies that they need on hand as the weekend approaches.
Each Thursday a volunteer calls our hospice families to assure supplies and medicines are on hand before the weekend and to check on the general status of the patient and family and provide support. A report is made to the cllinical staff and actions are taken as needed.
Services Professional volunteers provide may include massage therapy, physcial therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, and complimentary therapies such as massage. Professional Volunteers must be licensed and/or certified in their discipline in order to provide assistance to patients and caregivers.