Hospice offers many opportunities for our volunteer staff including:
Direct Care Volunteers: Provides companionship to patients, runs errands and does light housekeeping, he or she may also provide childcare and other activities as needed by the patient and family.
Professional Direct Care Volunteers: Provide their expertise to work with the patient and family members based on their experience and license or degree.
Bereavement Volunteer: This volunteer stays in close contact with family members at different times of the year to make sure that the loved one’s are coping with the loss in their family.
Office Volunteer: The office volunteer assists with many things in the office from entering data in the database to assisting with mail outs, and is a very valuable asset to the team. He/she coordinates work that needs to be done with the volunteer coordinator.
The Auxiliary Volunteer: This volunteer serves as hostess and works on mailings at home of office and participates in fund raising projects, and generally uses his/her professional and homemaking skills to meet the hospice needs. He/she is often a member of a club or organization in the community, and speaks publicly to assist in promoting Hospice volunteerism.
The Special Occasion Volunteer: They might not have a whole lot of time, but want to contribute some of their time to the community. They do this by delivering birthday cards and posters to Hospice patients or by making cookies and treats for the patients on holidays.
Jr. Volunteer: They help bring a little sunshine to the patients by making cards for patients and coloring pictures. They are too young to visit, but offer their artistic abilities as children to the patients and patients adore them as well.
Arts and Crafts Volunteer: Assist patients with a painting or drawing to express his or her feelings. This can be a recognized artist of the community or student or anyone that loves participating in arts and crafts.
To people in crisis, whose lives are subject to so much unpredictability, it is essential to know that you can count of someone or something. Never offer more than you can deliver.
To become a Regional Hospice volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator. We will provide you with the appropriate training… and you will make a difference in the final months of someone’s life.