Being a hospice volunteer is not easy, but the rewards will be with you for a lifetime. The connects you make will enrich your life and all of those you touch through your service. Your kindness and hard work bring solace to patients while cultivating purpose and value in your own life.
Our volunteers say they learn and grow in the following ways.
- Greater self-knowledge from insights gained from relationships with patients, their families and from the hospice volunteer training.
- Spiritual growth from supporting a person through the final days while increasing the awareness of their own sense of spiritual values.
Forming close bonds with patients and family members
- Patients often want someone to listen in an unbiased way as they share their feelings and their life story.
- Family members need support, even if it's just a listening ear, as they comfort their loved ones.
- Improving communication within families by encouraging them to connect, share their feeling and talk honestly.
- Requirements for hospice and palliative care volunteers
- Hospice volunteer training
- Volunteer opportunities