Many volunteer opportunities exist at the Hospice including the following:
Making weekly home visits to Hospice patients. There is a mandatory Hospice Orientation Course offered every fall.
Working at the Day Hospice program with patients, other volunteers and Hospice staff. You must have completed the Hospice Orientation Course and be available from 9:15 am to 3:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Working in the Hospice Residence with patients in the final weeks of their illness. Shifts are available seven days a week, daytime, afternoon and evening. The course is required.
Supporting the coordinators in nurturing the caregivers, assisting them to learn caregiving skills and accompanying them on the grief journey. Volunteers must have completed the Hospice Orientation Course and have completed one year working in another program. Also, you must be available Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
Picking up patients at their homes (9:30 am) and driving them to the Hospice and/or returning patients to their homes at the end of the day (2:30 pm). You must have access to a vehicle and be available Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during the day.
A variety of office tasks. You must be available for 2 hours per week during regular business hours.
Help with yard clean up and light housekeeping chores once or twice a year: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (fall) October and (spring) April.
Committee work to contribute to planning events from the bottom up or day-of event volunteers to help support activities for the day. (Hospice Awareness Week in the fall, Homes for Holidays in November and Hike for Hospice in the spring, to name a few).
Three hour shifts on weekdays from 3pm to 6pm or 6pm to 8:30pm and on weekends 9am to 8:30pm greeting and directing visitors to residence and receiving deliveries. Opportunity to work on small projects (yours and ours) during quiet times.
If you are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer, please complete this on-line volunteer application form.