The Many Ways to Volunteer

Volunteers are fundamental to the success of hospice. These caring individuals extend the reach of hospice employees, creating the opportunity to do more for more patients and their families. Volunteer possibilities are endless, ranging from visiting with a patient to office work to running errands to helping patients achieve a final goal.

Patient Support

Patient Support

Patient Support Volunteers provide companionship to the patient and respite for the caregiver. Ways to help include:


  • Friendly visits
  • Writing letters
  • Reading to patients
  • Light housekeeping
  • Running errands
  • Meal preparation
  • Hair care

Bereavement

Bereavement

Bereavement Volunteers support families and friends of deceased patients. During the grieving process, the volunteer is an invaluable resource, especially for those who lack a solid support network. Ways to help include:


  • Assist with grief support groups
  • Coordinate community resources
  • Help Bereavement Coordinator with writing letters and making calls

Administrative

Administrative

Administrative Volunteers help the hospice staff, often by working in the office. Ways to help include:


  • Typing, filing and other light office work
  • Sending birthday cards, sympathy cards and bereavement notes
  • Assisting at community workshops
  • Coordinating support services
  • Making deliveries

Learn more about volunteering

Interested in volunteering? The many ways to help include hands-on help, event support or office work. Open the Compassus Volunteering information page.