Hospice Volunteer Opportunities

Hospice volunteers provide a special type of caring for hospice patients and their families. They give of their time to be a friend and to help make the hospice experience rewarding.

Please review the list below. There might be an area where you feel comfortable assisting. Our patients and their families are very special to us and deserve the best! Come be a part of the excitement, the compassion and the love that makes LifeLine Hospice so special!

Administrative/Office: Provide assistance in the office with computer skills (MS Word, Excel, MS Publisher), filing, copying, answering the phone, etc.

Bereavement: Assist Bereavement Coordinator in making telephone calls and/or visits to our hospice bereaved families. Help with monthly mailouts of bereavement material. Additionally, hospice volunteer training provided.

Community/Public Relations: Assist staff in giving out information about our hospice to the community at various health and career fairs, trade shows, etc.

Companionship/Visits: Companionship with patients, providing a listening ear and an open and compassionate heart. Your presence is powerful. Hospice Volunteer Training required and provided at no cost.

Cooking/Baking: Preparing meals, baking cakes, pies, etc. For occasional celebrations and for bereaved families as needed.

Crafts/Sewing/Knitting: Assemble seasonal craft projects for patients at home or in our office. May work independently at home knitting and/or crocheting afghans, lap blankets, booties, etc.

Errands/Shopping: Assist with patient-related shopping and delivery of supplies.

Hospitality: Assist at various hospice functions by greeting people at the door, filling out nametags, serving coffee, set up and cleanup of food and beverages.

Intercessory Prayer: LifeLine Hospice is a strong, Christian-based Hospice. Praying for our patients and families is integral to their well being and to our success. You may pray at home.

Writing or Videotaping Patients Life Story: Work with staff in gathering information about patient's life to provide a permanent document to the family whether written, videotape, CD or DVD.

Yardwork/Housecleaning: Mow yards, clean flowerbeds, plant flowers, rake leaves, shovel snow, etc. Many of our patients find that they can no longer do these things, nor do they have the ability to pay someone to provide this service.

Professional Services: Legal aide, accounting, estate planning, dental assistance, beautician services, massage therapy, etc. are always in demand.

Pet Therapy: Take gentle, loving pet(s) to visit patients in private homes and various facilities. Pets do not have to be certified therapy pets.

For a truly rewarding experience, consider joining the LifeLine Hospice Volunteer Team and contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Holly Jerman, MSW, at (405) 222-2051.