Volunteers are the heart and soul of hospice. There are two types of volunteers
Patient Care Volunteers are part of a patient’s care team. They make home visits to offer companionship for patients and relief for caregivers. Examples of patient care volunteer opportunities include reading to the patient, assisting with a hobby, listening, running errands, or grocery shopping.
Organizational Volunteers do not work directly with patients and families. Examples of organizational volunteer opportunities include work in Unity Hospice’s office to support our care team or help patients and families through indirect support, such as assisting with programs, creating special memories for holidays, patient birthdays and anniversaries, planting flowers or mowing a yard for a patient that is unable to continue doing so, and helping with other needs of our patients and families.
- Have you been wondering how you might add more meaning to your life?
- Are you newly or partially retired, an empty nester, or just have an hour or two to spare?
- Are you looking for a supportive community of friends?
- Do you have a talent or skill that might help someone else?
- Do you want to make a difference in your community?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might enjoy volunteering for Unity Hospice!
All kinds of people volunteer for hospice:
- Retired or working
- Young or old or somewhere in the middle
- Married or single
- Have lots of time to give or maybe just a little
- Prefer daytime, night time or weekend volunteering
When you volunteer for hospice you:
- Grow personally
- Have an opportunity for new and meaningful friendships—what brings you together is a common interest/desire to serve hospice
- Have improved physical health and well being
- Know you are making a difference!
contact Unity Hospice, Volunteer Coordinator.