Volunteers are at the heart of hospice
In-Home Hospice Volunteers provide emotional, social, spiritual and practical (non-medical) support for people living with a life-limiting illness, along with their families and Caregivers.
By visiting our Clients in their homes it provides them with the opportunity to maintain a sense of autonomy and to continue to surround themselves with the social and cultural traditions that are most valuable to them.
Volunteering with hospice is about bringing your humanness to the experience. Our Volunteers come from all walks of life but together share a common thread of having a compassionate attitude and desire to give back to the world.
Our next 30 hour Volunteer training is in May 2019.
Training includes both a classroom and online component. Classroom training sessions are held over several weeks (typically two weekday evenings per week) and are led by a number of engaging speakers working in the field of end-of-life care.
To fill out a volunteer application click here.
Applications and inquiries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are our volunteers?
Volunteers in Hospice are:
What should you expect from the volunteer role?
The In-Home Hospice Volunteer role is rooted in offering a compassionate and attentive presence to our Clients. Activities may vary depending on a Client's needs and interests. and we take care to match our Volunteers according to their own unique attributes and abilities. Individual visits usually last two to four hours and take place on a weekly basis.
A volunteer may offer: