Volunteers have a vital role in Hospice care. ExpectCare describes the compassion and the warmth hospice volunteers have for the needs of people facing life’s final journey.
Many volunteer opportunities are available for men and women of all ages and backgrounds. Some volunteers work directly with the patient and the family while other volunteers work in the hospice office or on special projects. When you choose to volunteer, no matter what you do, you will be providing quality care for hospice patients and their families.
Hospice volunteering can be scheduled in the free time you have to give. Whatever your talents, interests, and skills, Hospice had a need you can fill.
Hospice volunteering is for you if you enjoy knowing you are helping others. Every volunteer brings a unique combination of interests, skills, experience, and talents to hospice, and each plays a unique and important role.
Qualities important for being an effective hospice volunteer include: good communication skills, a non-judgmental attitude, reliability, flexibility, and compassion. Training for volunteers is provided for free by hospice.
Hospice volunteers’ contributions can make a positive difference in the lives of patients, families, and the community.