Our hospice volunteers spend time with patients and their loved ones. They run errands and provide caregiver relief, companionship, and supportive services. They work alongside paid staff in every area including home care, inpatient, bereavement, spiritual support, and administration. Hospice cannot continue it’s work without the effort of volunteers.
It’s important for volunteers to be
- Caring: Volunteers focus on the needs of patients and family members, and how to best meet them.
- Emotionally Mature: Working as a hospice volunteer can be an intense experience. Volunteers must be emotionally up to the task.
- Comfortable Talking about Dead and Dying: Hospice workers approach death and dying in an open, direct, and practical way. This can help patients face the emotional, spiritual, and financial preparations they need to make.
- Committed: Volunteers are as dedicated to their work as health-care professionals.