How to be a Hospice Volunteer

Hospice volunteer opportunities

Volunteers offer the gifts of time to patients and families. Sometimes that gift is the simple act of listening to a patient's life story, reading from a favorite book or running errands for family members.

Whether you volunteer behind the scenes at a local office or one-on-one with families, you'll be joining fellow volunteers helping families navigate life's closing chapters. We're thankful when musicians, therapy pet owners or those with a heart for service their talents and companionship.

The first step is locating an office within reasonable driving distance. Find a Compassus office near you and click the volunteer link just under the location name to get started.

How you can help

Hospice volunteer opportunities are endless, ranging from visiting with a patient to clerical work or fundraising support. All hospice volunteers receive free training.

After completing training, volunteers choose how much time they can give. Whether volunteering for as little as a few hours a month or six hours a week; all efforts are appreciated and needed.


Honor a loved one by supporting patients and families.

Compassus Living Foundation