Becoming a Community Hospice Volunteer

Becoming a Volunteer

Community Hospice Volunteers

More than 1 million people and their families are cared for by hospice each year, many with the support of hospice volunteers.

Hospice volunteers provide companionship to people living with a serious illness and help their family caregiver in a variety of ways. Hospice also relies on volunteers to help with office work, fund raising, community outreach and other operational areas.

Our volunteers provide an important service to Community Hospice and the people they serve. Whether it's companionship to a person in the final months or weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers, or celebrating a birthday by baking a cake or making a card, the contributions of volunteers is essential to the important work provided by Community Hospice.

Our volunteers tell us, they gain great personal satisfaction from knowing that they made an impact in another person's life.

Hospice Volunteers Can do…..just about anything.

As a hospice volunteer you will be given choices as to how much and what types of things they want to do. Some examples of typical volunteer duties are.

Listening to a patient's concerns.

Engaging in a patient's hobbies, for example, reading a book or discussing current events.

Running errands or sitting with the patient so family or the caregiver can run errands.

Creating handmade cards or gifts to help a holiday be brighter.

Becoming a Community Hospice Volunteer is Easy!

You will be asked to complete and application form. Complete the hospice training and you will be ready to begin your work as a Community Hospice Volunteer.

Our volunteers meet every Monday for lunch, followed by a time to work on homemade crafts for our patients and caregivers.

Contact Theresa Hasselburg , LPN Volunteer Coordinator 334-774-1380.


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