GIVING THE GIFT OF YOU

No one makes a difference like volunteers

To Be a Volunteer, it Takes...

  • GENEROSITY - a willingness to give your time to others

  • UNDERSTANDING - because their lives might be very different from your own

  • EMPATHY - an ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes and feel what they must feel

  • COMPASSION - to truly care about making someone else's life better

  • PATIENCE - because the process doesn't always go as smoothly as it might

  • DEDICATION - to be there when someone needs you most

Why Volunteer?

  • Make a difference in patients' lives

  • Bring comfort to patients & families

  • Enhance the community

  • Be recognized for your contributions

  • Personal & professional growth

  • Connect with others

  • Transform your own life

Qualifications & Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Mature

  • Responsible

  • Reliable

  • Caring and compassionate

  • Supportive of hospice philosophy

  • Follows HOPE's policies & procedures

  • Willing to make a difference

From Peggy's Family

A friendly smile, a casual touch, these are the things that mean so much to know you are with us in our time of sorrow sharing our prayers. God gives us comfort in the form of good friends. And we would like to thank the entire team for your support. We appreciate it very much...God bless you all. 

From a Thankful Wife

Thank you for all your support and kindness during Bob's final journey. You made a very difficult process bearable.

HOPE Provides Extensive Training Including:

  • Goals & philosophy of hospice care

  • How to be a volunteer

  • Policies & procedures

  • Pain & symptom management

  • Integrative therapies

  • Concepts of death & dying

  • Bereavement

  • Cultural & religious diversity

  • Ethics/legal issues

  • Specialized training for volunteers with clinical skills

What Does Volunteering Mean?

HOPE Volunteers serve as an important part of our hospice team. Our volunteers are indispensable and highly appreciated by patients, families, and our hospice team for their immense generosity. With the assistance of Volunteers our exceptional team of healthcare professionals are more able to provide extraordinary care to our patients and families.

Ways to Make a Difference

Direct Patient Volunteering

  • Companionship

  • Transportation

  • Running errands

  • Light household maintenance

  • Meal preparation

  • Bereavement

  • Respite

  • Family support

  • Pet care

  • Activities

Indirect Patient Volunteering

  • Outreach

  • Answering phones

  • Faxing

  • Mailings

  • Office errands

  • Distributing flyers/ brochures

  • Baking, sewing, knitting, etc…

  • Recruitment of volunteers

  • Orientation of volunteers

  • Attending fairs and events

  • General promotion of Hope Hospice 

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