We would love to have you as a hospice volunteer!
Become a hero on your own terms On your own time. In your own way. With your personality. Your ability to relate. Your own skills. Your way of solving a problem, sharing a story, helping somebody remember important moments in their lives.
You can be one of our volunteers When you give us the precious gift of your time and interest, we give you a chance to make a real difference in someone’s life. We train you, find you the right assignment and stand behind you as you grow.
There are Two Types of Volunteers
1. Companion Volunteers: Also known as Patient Care Volunteers, Companion Volunteers are part of a patient’s care team. They provide direct and indirect patient care. Examples of direct patient care volunteer opportunities include reading to the patient, assisting with a hobby, listening, running errands, providing caregiver relief, or grocery shopping. Indirect patient care opportunities include planting flowers, mowing a yard for a patient who is unable to continue doing so, and helping with other needs of our patients and families. We also have virtual volunteer opportunities.
2. Administrative Volunteers: Administrative Volunteers do not work directly with patients and families. Examples of administrative volunteer opportunities include working in Hospice of the West’s office to support our care team and administrative staff. These opportunities include preparing intake packets, preparing patient charts, answering the phone, and filing.