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Volunteers are an essential part of our hospice team. Just a few hours of your time monthly can provide extraordinary compassion and support.
Volunteers are an essential part of our hospice team. You will not only be helping patients, but their loved ones as well. Just a few hours of your time monthly can provide extraordinary compassion and support.
There are many different volunteer opportunities available working with patients and families, as well as non-patient-related activities for those volunteers who would be more comfortable with such tasks. Some options include companionship, reading to patients, light housekeeping, meal delivery, alternative therapies, playing cards, office/clerical services, and our 11th hour program.
Los Abrazos—Serving multi-generational families providing fully bilingual care
Veteran to Veteran—Partnering patients who are veterans with a volunteer who understands the sacrifices they’ve made
Patient Visits—Spending time with patients by reading, talking, watching movies, writing letters—by simply being present in the moment
Family Respite—Giving harried family caregivers a moment to themselves by staying with a patient for a short while
Life Stories—Helping patients leave a living legacy for family and friends by helping preserve their life stories through journaling, video or scrapbooking
Pet Visits—Bringing specially trained pets to share their unconditional love with Embrace Hospice patients
The Last Hour—Ensuring that no one dies alone through a bedside vigil
Celebration of Life—Celebrating the lives of Embrace Hospice patients by helping present our annual memorial service those our patients have left behind
Administrative Volunteering—Helping prepare mailings and newsletters for community outreach, assisting in general data entry tasks and other clerical duties, helping in preparations and setup for special community events and outings
Student Volunteers/Internships— Earning valuable community service credits for high school or college by working with Embrace Hospice patients and families
Our volunteer program, by offering companionship and assistance, helps to improve the quality of life for patients and families experiencing death and dying by providing emotional and social support.
You don’t need an advanced degree or specialized skillset to help care for someone during the last days of their life. All you need is a heart for comforting and caring for others – we provide all the training you’ll need through our free volunteer training program.