Volunteering



​ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEERS


Volunteers provide important services to hospice organizations and the people they serve. Whether it's providing companionship to a person in the final months and weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers, or helping with community outreach and fundraising, the contributions of volunteers are essential to the important work provided by our nation's hospice programs. 



WHAT VOLUNTEERS CAN DO


As a hospice volunteer, you will be given choices as to how much and what types of things you want to do, including interacting with the patients and family or helping with administrative work as well. 

Some examples include:


  • Listening to a patient's concerns
  • Being a comforting and supportive presence
  • Engaging in the patient's hobbies 
  • Running errands for the patient and family
  • Transporting a patient to physician visits
  • Data entry
  • Mailings and photocopying 
  • Answering phone calls



*VOLUNTEERS ARE NEVER ASKED TO DO SOMETHING THEY ARE NOT COMFORTABLE DOING 



VOLUNTEER TRAINING


All volunteers receive training to ensure they feel comfortable with their tasks. Training programs vary in length and cover many areas. 



HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER


Every hospice program has their own policy regarding eligibility for becoming a hospice volunteer. Many hospices work with volunteers in their teens. Emotional maturity plays an important role in determining whether or not a person is ready to become a hospice volunteer, as the role of a volunteer can be an intense experience.


Here are steps you can take to become a volunteer with Excellence Hospice Care:


  1. Fill out our application and send it to us at accordhospicecare@gmail.com or fax it to us at 866-633-3559.
  2. Once we review your application, we will contact you to set up an interview.
  3. After your interview, you will have to go through the appropriate training for you.
  4. Once everything is complete, you are a volunteer at Excellence Hospice Care!



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