The Hospice Volunteer Makes the Difference
Hospice volunteers are extraordinary people who do ordinary things to change lives. Imagine being so ill that you cannot write a letter to your daughter or read the newspaper. As a hospice volunteer, writing a letter or reading from a favorite book can make a patient's day a little brighter
Volunteers are an Integral Part of the Team
Volunteers are essential to the hospice team, standing alongside the professionals, creating a caring environment for patients and families. Medicare even requires volunteer involvement. Many hospice volunteers have had first-hand experience with a family member or friend with a life-limiting illness - because of this, they understand.
Being There for Patients and Families
In addition to being there for the patient in a variety of ways, the hospice volunteer can provide welcome relief to the caregiver. Volunteers may assist by: