Are you looking for a way to make a difference in someone’s life? We are seeking committed volunteers to provide invaluable support to our patients and their families. Our hospice patients and families enjoy visiting with family and friends, getting outside, engaging in memorable activities, keeping daily routines, joining family celebrations, and sharing memories.
What is the role of a Hospice Volunteer?
Family members or loved ones are usually the primary caregivers for the hospice patient. Their focus is providing care, love and support to the patient, while also keeping up with household needs and other daily activities. At times, this can be overwhelming.
Our volunteers are carefully screened and extensively trained. Hospice volunteers offer the following support to hospice patients and families:
Reading to patients
Sharing life stories
Respite for family
Provide intermittent respite to families/caregivers
Read and actively listen to patients.
Run errands, grocery shopping, laundry, light housekeeping, prepare meals, walk pets, etc.
Offer outings and companionship for patients
Assist with writing memoirs and capturing your life story
Socialize with patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities
We are seeking compassionate individuals looking for a way to share their time and talents. We have a special need for military veterans, musicians, and massage therapists. You will make a difference in the lives of our hospice patients, their families and caregivers.
We offer volunteer training for interested individuals. Call Colleen, our volunteer coordinator, at 208-321-8641 to learn more about the next volunteer training and how you can make a difference!
“I became involved with hospice because I have seen firsthand the value of hospice in my experience with my grandmother’s passing. In my eyes, hospice is invaluable, sharing with those in need at a very special time in their lives. I became involved as a way for me to give back to those who shared with me and my family.” – Clare S.