At Providence TrinityCare Hospice, our volunteers go through an application and screening process, then complete a specialized training program before working with families. The Hospice Volunteer Coordinator matches volunteers to patients and families who make a request for volunteer services.
Hospice volunteers are people from all walks of life who believe in hospice. They may have had a hospice experience and/or they may simply want to help patients and their families during a difficult time. All volunteer services are free of charge.
What can Hospice Volunteers do?
Volunteers offer companionship and emotional support to both the patient and their loved ones. Even patients who are very weak can enjoy the added comfort and a sense of security from a volunteer's gentle presence.
In addition, volunteers:
- Give a caregiver a break
- Provide transportation to doctors' appointments
- Walk the dog
- Fix lunch
- Go to the grocery store
- Read a story aloud
We encourage you to consider requesting a volunteer as part of your hospice team. Volunteers donate their time, so their availability varies but we will do our best to accommodate your request.
If you would like to know more about Hospice Volunteers, ask any member of the hospice team or call the Hospice Team Office and ask to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator.