Volunteering at High Peaks Hospice (HPH) is a deeply rewarding and unique opportunity. HPH volunteers are an exceptional group of caring and compassionate people who offer our patients and their caregivers support as they face life-limiting illnesses.

Our volunteers are an invaluable part of the Hospice team. For patients living at home or in nursing care facilities, volunteers play a key role in supporting caregiver and patient needs. They provide companionship to patients and/or allow caregivers a brief respite.

Volunteers also provide HPH, a non-profit agency, administrative support by helping with special events, fundraising, mailings, filing and general office needs.

All of our volunteers receive extensive training in providing comfort and support to families facing end-of-life issues. Topics covered during volunteer training include hospice and palliative care, ways to improve communication, active listening, identifying and respecting cultural differences, spirituality and grief and the healing process.

How Do You Become a High Peaks Hospice Volunteer? 

Each office has a  Volunteer Coordinator, whose responsibilities include the recruitment, training, overseeing and mentoring of volunteers. A Hospice volunteer will complete an intensive training program where he/she will learn that they are an integral part of the hospice team.

If you would like to become part of the High Peaks Hospice volunteer team, please contact the office nearest you today to learn more, or download and complete the Volunteer Application  and return it to the office nearest you.


Northern Office- Serving all of Essex, parts of Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Washington Counties

Jackie Foster, Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone: 518-891-0606
Email: jfoster@highpeakshospice.org


Please Note: Individuals must be over 18 to be a patient/family volunteer.


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