- Complete volunteer orientation
- Provide at least 24 hours of documented volunteer service in a calendar year
- Attend the required amount of in-services
- Meet the medical requirements
- Attend 16 hours of specialized training
Hospice visitor volunteers provide emotional support and companionship to hospice patients in their homes or healthcare facilities. Sharing stories, holding their hand, or reading to them are just a few of the ways support can be provided directly to the patient.
A hospice visitor volunteer can also support the family and caregivers of the patient by running errands, providing transportation, or aiding with the preparation of meals or light housekeeping. A hospice visitor volunteer can also provide brief respite care to the patient while the caregiver runs an errand.
Our hospice bereavement volunteers assist families coping with their grief after losing their loved one by making phone calls, and attending our monthly grief support groups to provide emotional support.
They also provide assistance with the Candlelight Memorial hosted by Crossing Rivers Health in memory of loved ones. In addition, bereavement volunteers can assist with our quarterly grief support newsletter, Hospice Reflections.
Office and general task volunteers are crucial to the efficiency of Hospice staff assisting with mailing our Hospice quarterly grief support newsletter, Hospice Reflections, organizing and packing essential supplies, and organizing office folders.
Our special projects volunteers can offer support in a variety of ways: baking or creating crafts or cards for special occasions, knitting or crocheting lap blankets, providing musical entertainment, assisting staff with errands, fundraising and outreach events.