Hospice volunteers assist with a variety of tasks and range in age from teens to senior citizens. Our volunteers have a large impact in the lives of those they help.
This can include visits, reading, taking walks with patients or family members, writing letters for patients, bringing music to share. There are many ways in which volunteers can be supportive to patients.
Family Member Support
Volunteers can assist with shopping or household maintenance, or allow family caregivers the opportunity to take care of necessary errands and get some time away from the house. Family members also appreciate a visit from a compassionate friend who understands what they are going through.
Helping with Pets
Often patients will have pets for which they can no longer care. Volunteers often step in to help feed and walk pets and also supervise visits with patients.
When needed, volunteers can work with hospice bereavement professionals to provide continued support to family members. Volunteers may help by sending emails and finding local support groups as a means of continued help.
Volunteers with strong clerical skills can serve by helping in the office with simple administrative duties.