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Volunteer..It's Good for You

Volunteers

Hospice volunteers come in all shapes and sizes and perform a variety of services from direct patient care to selling in our thrift stores or working at fundraising events. Whatever scenario fits your unique skills and personality, we need you. The hospice philosophy is Neighbors Helping Neighbors. You can be part of a wonderful team of local people (we're 700 strong) that serve others. Currently, our volunteers contribute 60,000 hours a year to a mission that is rewarding, fulfilling and worthwhile on many levels. Click here to read some of our volunteers' stories.

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Volunteering is not only a good thing to do...it's good for you! Statistics shows that people who volunteer are healthier and happier. It is a fact so well-documented it's known as "helper's high."
Did you know that volunteers have:

  • less depression and a more optimistic outlook
  • better weight control
  • greater relaxation and improved sleep
  • a stronger immune system
  • less pain and faster recovery from illness/surgery
  • an increase in interpersonal and communication skills

Our corps of volunteers is involved in a diverse range of activities. Here's how you can help:

Patient Support Services
Patient Transportation Services
Pediatric Specialty
Veterans Remembered
Making Memories through Lifestory Writing
The Gift of Song
Do You Play a Musical Instrument?
The Power of Pets
Hospice Houses
Community Outreach
Bereavement
Thrift Store Volunteers
Administrative and Clerical Support
Fundraisers

 

How to Apply to Become a Hospice Volunteer

 

Volun-Teen: Special Opportunities for Students 16+

Volun-teensNow, high schoolers may be eligible to get retail experience at one of our five fabulous Thrift Stores, provide kitchen assistance or greet visitors at our Hospice Houses, while providing wonderful community service at the same time.

The positions require a commitment of one 3-4 hour shift per week in summer and 2 shifts per month during school year for a total of 100 hours.

 

Volun-Teen Application

 

 

 

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