Hospice volunteers are unpaid workers who donate their time to support hospice patients, caregivers, and staff. They are an essential part of the hospice program. Embrace Hospice volunteers do a number of important tasks that range from assisting in office work to supporting the patient and family while at a dying patient’s bed side. Embrace Hospice relies on the many talents and skills of our volunteers to bring happiness and relief to hospice patients and their families.
Questions & Answers
Q: Why should I be a hospice volunteer?
A: Hospice volunteers do important work and they help make a difference in someone’s life.
Q: Why does Hospice depend on volunteers?
A: Hospice volunteers are members of the team that provides for the needs of patients and their family.
Q: Are hospice volunteers specially trained?
A: Yes, all volunteers are trained to understand the needs of a terminally ill patient and their families.
This helps volunteers to understand the illness and process and its effect on the patient.
All volunteers complete an extensive training program.
Q: What are volunteers’ duties?
A: Volunteers serve in many ways:
- Reading to the patients
- Providing companionship
- Post CVA/Stroke Rehabilitation
- Assisting with activities
- Offering emotional support
- Answering Phones
- Clerical Duties
- And Much, Much More!