Become a hospice volunteer
The hospice movement began as an all-volunteer movement in the 1970's. Today, most hospice work is done by paid professionals, but hospice volunteers are still a valued part of our programs. Medicare actually requires hospices to use volunteers to provide a portion of the services we offer. Hospice volunteers may provide a variety of services, anything from visiting with patients, to shoveling snow, to sending out mailings.
Serving as a hospice volunteer is a way to serve families who are experiencing sickness and loss. Some volunteers are looking for a way to reach out to others after coping with a loss in their own families. For many volunteers, working with hospice families is a rewarding growth experience.
Call a local hospice and ask about hospice volunteer opportunities. Click here for a list of local hospice providers.