Become a Hospice Volunteer
Volunteers are the heart of hospice. As an independent, non-profit hospice agency, we greatly depend on volunteerism in a variety of areas, from visiting patients and families to providing important support for administrative and fundraising activities. For more information on our volunteer positions, or how you can help, contact Missy Justice at (209) 223-5500, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a description of the various volunteer positions we offer:
Thrift Store Volunteers
Usual time commitment: four-hour shifts. Duties include:
- Sorting, tagging and displaying merchandise
- Working on the sales floor assisting customers
- Repairing clothing, toys or other donations
Family Support Volunteers
Usual time commitment: up to four hours per week.
Family support volunteers must attend a 32-hour training course. Duties include:
- Relieving caregivers to run errands, keep appointments or just rest
- Transporting patients to medical appointments
- Providing companionship
- Running errands and helping with light chores
Usual time commitment: two to four hours per week. Grief volunteers are required to attend a 32-hour training course. Duties include:
Assistance at grief support groups for families
Providing phone support to families
Specially trained volunteers who respond to the needs of young people following the death of a loved one, due to illness or tragedy. Griefbusters must attend a 20-hour, in-depth training. Please click here for more information.
A great resource for our Volunteers is AIH – Advances in Hospice. Please Visit their website.