Hospice volunteers may provide service in three major areas:
- Participate in PATIENT SUPPORT which may include friendly visits, reading to patients, running errands, or writing letters to patients.
- Providing assistance through BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT is another opportunity for you to participate as a volunteer.
- These services may include assisting with grief support groups and coordinating community resources.
An additional area that volunteers provide service is with ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES such as:
typing, filing, and other light office work.
The opportunities to provide service as a hospice volunteer are great, and the benefits are even greater. Most volunteers experience a sense of personal reward and growth once they have given their time and compassion to those patients and their families that are facing life-limiting illness. They are allowed the privilege and satisfaction of helping those in need as they face end of life.
**All services subject to program limitations