Volunteers serve as a member of the hospice team by sharing skills and interests in a manner that provides comfort and enriches the quality of life for those served.
Volunteers serve on a regularly scheduled basis and provide the following:
•Support services - companionship, friendly visiting, active listening, bedside sitting, letter writing.
•Sharing hobbies and special interests -- reading, gardening, listening to music, sports, travel, crafts, etc.
•Assisting with errands - grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions and supplies, banking.
•Transport patient/family - appointments, shopping, social outings.
•Homemaking tasks - light housekeeping, dishes, laundry, meal preparation, child care.
Hospice volunteers often express their work with patients and families as a blessing. The inner knowledge and satisfaction a volunteer receives from knowing they've made a real difference in the life of a patient or family is what makes being a hospice volunteer special. To be invited into the last months, weeks, and days of a person's life is an honor and a privilege.
If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please call us at
740-348-1399 or complete an online application using the link on this page.