Volunteers are an integral part of the Palliative Care Team. Through a variety of volunteer roles and settings, they provide compassionate care, comfort, and support to patients living with a life-limiting illness, and their families/visitors.
Within the patient’s home setting, the Community Palliative Care Volunteer provides on-going support to the patient and their love ones/caregivers. Volunteers may assist with non-medical support such as providing a listening ear, sharing memories, playing cards, writing letters, preparing a snack, or taking a patient out for a stroll. If you feel like you could contribute to another person and their love ones who are going through a difficult time in a positive and meaningful way, then this role may be for you.
Within our hospice facility, our Hospice Palliative Care Volunteers provide on-going support to the patient and their love ones/caregivers by providing a listening ear, sharing memories, playing cards, writing letters, or simply sitting quietly with the patient.
Our volunteers also assist staff with special requests like organizing special events such as birthdays or anniversarys. Our hospice volunteers offer our patients and their loved ones much needed support during one the most difficult moments in life.
The Palliative Care Administrative Volunteer lends a helping hand with general office duties such as filing, creating mailouts and other general administrative tasks. If you have had previous office experience or would like to gain experience in an administrative role in a health care setting then this role may be for you.
Music soothes the soul. Our Hospice Music Program Volunteers provide comforting musical interludes for patients and their loved ones during one of life's most stressful times. If you have a musical talent that you would like to share in a meaningful way this role may be for you.
Our Hospice Garden Volunteers bring a breath of fresh air to our facilities and create beautiful spaces for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy. This program is suitable for volunteers who can work independently as well in a team setting. Gardening programs involve physical work in caring for garden spaces and are best suited for individuals who are able to walk, bend, reach to pick up items, crouch, and dig without hurting themselves. The work may also involve being outside on hot days. If you love the outdoors and have a green thumb then this role may be for you.
The End-of-Life Comfort Volunteer sits with patients, who would otherwise be alone, during their last hours of life. Volunteers are placed on a Call List for when a patient is dying and either doesn’t have enough family members to be there twenty four hours, seven days per week, or has no family and does not want to die alone.
To support and promote compassionate care for individuals and their loved ones who need palliative and end-of-life care.