Hold a hand or provide a quiet presence—address envelopes. Feed a pet. Bake a cake. Make phone calls. Help with a caregiver’s errands. Listen to cherished memories. Touch a heart.
Clerical support at the hospice administrative office and assistance at Health Fairs are always needed! To prepare volunteers for their role with hospice, we offer training designed to sensitize and confidently prepare you to provide comfort to persons on hospice and their families. Training sessions are offered in the fall and spring each year, and detailed information will be posted as it becomes available.
For more information on becoming a Hospice Volunteer, please contact Volunteer Services at (845) 561-6111 ext. 214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you want to work directly with patients and families, or perhaps in another role, you can make a big difference in someone’s life…including yours!
Hospice volunteers are important members of the hospice family team providing support to persons on hospice and their family. Bereavement support is provided by a volunteer who listens to the bereft after the loss of their loved one.
Volunteers share skills and interests in a manner that provides comfort and enriches the quality of life for those served, such as:
- Caregiver relief
- Letter-writing or journaling/video messages
- Assistance with hobbies or crafts
- Help organizing paperwork
- Playing card or board games
- Celebrating special occasions
- Being a friend