Hospice volunteers offer terminally ill patients and their families comfort, support, and companionship. Volunteers simply need a caring heart and a willingness to serve. The selfless contributions of our volunteers, whose presence and concern provide patients with an awareness that they are cared for and not alone are vital to our work here at All Care Hospice.
Volunteers Do So Many Things!
Each volunteer opportunity is unique and varies depending on the patient and family’s needs and the volunteer’s availability and interests. Patient care may include providing companionship through conversation, reading aloud, reminiscing, watching movies or television, and doing crafts or journaling. Other duties aid the caregiver by running errands such as grocery shopping, light housekeeping, cooking or sitting with the patient while the caregiver attends to his/her own personal needs. Administrative tasks involve assembling admission packets, assisting with mailings, and photocopying. Volunteers do not have to provide medical or personal care to the patients and designate when and where they are assigned. All volunteers need to complete a basic hospice volunteer orientation program. Hospice Volunteer Training Classes are offered at no cost on a regular basis and volunteers are awarded a certificate of completion to keep for future endeavors.
Who Can Volunteer for Hospice?
Hospice volunteers are men and women of all ages, including teens and young adults, and of every background. Volunteers need not have special expertise in healthcare or ministry, although these are welcome. The greatest gift a volunteer can offer is their time, caring nature and willingness to listen.
While there are many people helping All Care Hospice, we need even more. Please download our volunteer form to inquire about All Care Hospice Volunteer Opportunities or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 781-586-1608 x510.