Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

When you choose to volunteer at Community Hospice Care, there’s a place for you. Whether you want to work directly with patients and families or in another role, you can make a big difference in someone’s life, including your own.

Hold a hand. Drive a car. Use a computer. Plan a golf tournament. Address envelopes. Feed a pet. Make a speech. Bake a cake. Make phone calls. Listen to cherished memories. Pat a shoulder. Give a hug. Touch a heart.

Did you know?

  • Training is provided at no cost.
  • Daytime, evening and weekend options available.
  • Volunteer from home.
  • Volunteer a few hours a week, a couple hours a month, or one-time opportunities.
  • No experience or medical background necessary.

Interested in volunteering?

Community Hospice Care volunteers are specially trained. Volunteering in hospice is a choice that creates rewards for patients and families.  The hospice volunteer program is designed to help strengthen the understanding of hospice for volunteers and those seeking more information on caring for a loved one with a terminal illness. Volunteer in your community and set your own schedule!

Trainings are offered numerous times throughout the year and are designed to give volunteers the information that they will need in order to be and feel well-prepared for their role as a Hospice volunteer. There is a volunteer opportunity for everyone at CHC. Training is provided at no cost to the volunteer. We ask that each of our volunteers provide 10 hours of volunteer service per year unless otherwise approved.

The orientation and training will provide an overview of the history and philosophy of Hospice. Additionally, it will guide and support class members as they explore issues involved in dying and grieving and help them learn how to respond to the social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the terminally ill and their families.

Organizational/Administrative Support Roles

  • Requirements:
    • Must complete Community Hospice Care’s first training session, complete application and sign confidentiality statement yearly.
    • Must provide proper documentation within 10 days of volunteer service.
  • Ways to Volunteer:
  • Office Volunteer – Provide office and computer support, mailings, community awareness projects, answer phones and input data. Strong computer skills a plus, but not required.
  • Special Events – Assist in making fundraising events successful. Welcome guests, sell drawing tickets, solicit auction items, sponsorships and more.

Patient & Family Support Roles

  • Requirements:
    • Must complete Community Hospice Care’s 7 training sessions, complete application, and sign confidentiality statement yearly.
    • BMV check and fingerprinting required.
    • Must provide proper documentation within 10 days of volunteer service.
  • Ways to Volunteer:
    • Patient & Family Support –Volunteers can choose to visit patients in their homes, assisted living or nursing home facilities or in-patient care centers.
      • Home Teams – Provide support to patients and families in their homes.
      • Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities – Provide support to patients and families who reside in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
  • Bereavement Volunteer Program – Be a supportive presence to survivors of those who have lost a loved one by making bereavement support phone calls or in person visits as requested by bereavement staff. Can be done from a volunteer’s home.
  • Telephone Support – Communicate with patients and families to provide reassurance, learn of additional needs and be a listening ear. Daytime and evening opportunities available.

Courier Role

  • Requirements:
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Valid auto insurance
    • Must complete Community Hospice Care’s first training session, complete application and sign confidentiality statement yearly.
    • BMV check and fingerprinting required.
  • Ways to Volunteer
    • Runs errands for office
    • Delivers equipment and supplies to families

Watchman Role

  • Represent a faith congregation.
  • Educate church regarding Hospice.
  • Make Hospice referrals.
  • Requirements: Attend a Watchman’s program orientation, complete application and sign confidentiality statement yearly.

For dates, times and locations of trainings, please see our schedule of events or contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services at 419-447-4040 or at info@communityhospicecare.com