How to Become a Hospice Volunteer

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Volunteers touch the lives of patients and their families every day. The simple act of sitting with a patient or making a trip to the grocery store can brighten the day of those we serve.


Whether you volunteer behind the scenes helping with office work or one-on-one with families, you are a valued member of our team. All volunteers receive free training at a local office.


The first step is locating an office within reasonable driving distance. Find a Compassus office near you, click through to the full location page then click the volunteer link under the location name to begin.


How you can help

Hospice volunteer opportunities are endless, ranging from visiting with patients, running errands for families, clerical work or fundraising support. All hospice volunteers receive free training. You decide whether to have personal contact with patients or indirect care supporting the hospice team.


After completing training, volunteers decide on the amount of time they give. Whether volunteering for as little as a few hours a month or six hours a week; all efforts are appreciated and needed. Call a local Compassus office or complete the form on this page to begin.