Want to make a genuine impact on someone's life?
Become a Hospice Volunteer
Hospice is the care of terminally-ill patients with a team approach to care and emphasis on pain and symptom control, as well as providing emotional, spiritual and psychological support to the patient and family. Hospice volunteers are a very important part of the hospice team that help with the care. Volunteers help provide respite care to caregivers. This may allow the caregiver to get out of the house for an hour or so, or to take a nap, or run an errand.
Volunteers also provide emotional support and companionship to patients and families. They may sit with patients, read to them, write letters, run errands, do light housework, prepare a meal, or babysit for children to help out. Volunteers need only give 1-2 hours a week to make a difference in a hospice patient’s or family’s life.
From a Patient and Family's Perspective: So Grateful for the Help
The care my husband received was just wonderful. Our physician recommended we try Hospice care and we were so glad we did. We were so happy he could be at home with me instead of in a nursing home facility. The nurses who came were so helpful, and I was thankful for the break they gave me with his care every time they came. We were so well pleased. – Donna Borchers
From Our Volunteers' Perspective: A Rewarding Experience
I am able to spend quality time with the patient, often listening to them reflect back upon their own lives. This sharing of lifetime memories, at such a personal level, is a priceless reward. Being a hospice volunteer also helps me put my own life in perspective.
– Lisa Parks, Faith Regional Hospice Volunteer
Sometimes I am invigorated and energized after spending time with my hospice friends. I grow as I hear them speak of their families, friends, their pasts, and their faith. Other times I am completely calmed and at peace with myself. It is a great privilege to share this time with the patients and their families.
– Susan McConnell, Faith Regional Hospice Volunteer
When my young friend died of cancer, she had Hospice in her home and I saw this was something I could do, since I’ve always enjoyed helping people.
– Bonnie Sykes, Faith Regional Hospice Volunteer
To learn more or about becoming a Hospice Volunteer contact us.