Become a Hospice Volunteer

Family Centered Hospice volunteers are people from all walks of life who contribute just one to two hours a week helping Family Centered Hospice and our patients and families.

Volunteers serve in a variety of non-clinical capacities, such as:

  • Conducting visits to patients for companionship and support
  • Reading to patients
  • Helping to create reminiscences and life review for patients wanting to leave share their legacy
  • Assisting patients in writing letters
  • Providing a brief respite for family caregivers
  • Watching television or movies with the patient
  • Completing errands for the family or patient
  • Light housekeeping
  • Playing the patient’s favorite music
  • Becoming a vigil volunteer who provides supportive presence to patients during the dying process

All volunteers benefit from comprehensive training before they receive their first assignment Assignments will likely be within a 15 – 29 minute range from the volunteers home base. After we receive your application, you will be contacted, interviewed and then may be invited to participate in one of our valuable training programs.

Schedule a Guest Speaker on Hospice Volunteerism to Learn More

Contact the Family Centered Hospice volunteer coordinator to schedule a presentation for your group, organization or business.

Student Hospice Volunteerism

Our volunteer program works closely with students from a number of colleges, universities and seminaries. These partnerships provide students majoring in health-related fields, theology, psychology and other field of study the opportunity to receive supervised clinical experience, education and end-of-life care training support while serving as hospice volunteers. If you would like to receive training and experience in end-of-life care, please contact the Family Centered Hospice volunteer coordinator.

For further information or to make a referral please call toll-free 1.866.320-3300

Or download the application here