Be a Volunteer
Volunteers are an important part of our Hospice program. They are specially trained to provide extra support and assistance for hospice patients and their families. Families can request volunteers to run errands or provide a few hours of compassionate presence for patients.
Often volunteers will read, enjoy music, write letters, make entries into a memory book with the patient or just be a silent companion while the patient rests.
People who are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer are invited to attend a volunteer training session. The training includes topics on the philosophy of hospice, psychological issues of death and dying, communication, family dynamics, the spiritual journey, pain management, coping mechanisms and self-care, end of life experiences, documentation and confidentiality, and bereavement.