Become a volunteer
Volunteers are special and needed members of our hospice circle of care. Volunteers support the mission, vision, and philosophy of hospice. This program is designed to utilize the energies, talents and time of interested persons to benefit our patients, their families and Peace Hospice. Volunteers set their levels of commitment based on their available time and our patients’ needs.
Hospice volunteers may choose to provide either direct or indirect care upon the successful completion of our volunteer training program offered at your convenience.
Direct Volunteer Care
This group provides comfort, support, care and companionship to our patients and families.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
• Visiting or calling a patient or family member.
• Providing companionship (conversation, holding hands, or just listening).
• Reading, playing music, walking, journaling, watching movies with the patient, looking at old photos with the patient.
• Providing respite so family members can take their much-needed break.
• Providing bereavement support (attending funeral or helping with children)
Indirect Volunteer Care
This role is mostly administrative. Volunteers in this group assist in the office or with a particular project or assignment that enhances the work of our staff and supports our patients, families and the community as a whole.
Duties may include:
• General office assistance
• Sympathy/birthday cards
• Special project
• Community outreach
• Volunteer recruitment
• Running errands
You may choose to provide direct or indirect care, or you may choose to do both. As our volunteer you are not required to spend specific numbers of hours weekly or monthly. We promise to work with your time. We are blessed and fortunate that you have chosen to enrich your life by enriching the lives of others.
"Your staff member, Violet, is a phenomenal caregiver. I'm so happy I chose Peace."
"Peace is a gracious and loving company, I do not think any other company could ever be better. I want to thank you for everything you have done, it was always done as soon as we asked."
Patient’s Family Member
"My dear friend: Thank you so very much for being there for me. I don’t think I could have made it without you. Hospice is a gift from God. You are all very special in my heart. I wish I could find the words to let you know how wonderful you all are. God … has blessed me in knowing you. All my love."
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