What is a Volunteer?
Volunteers are truly the heart of hospice care. They provide support to the patient and their families in many ways.
Home visits, friendship, companionship
Reading aloud, playing cards
Respite for primary care giver
Running Errands or helping with Chores
Other ways to Volunteer
Covering the phones
Preparing newsletter mailings
Sending bereavement mailings
Public speaking in the community
There are so many ways in which you can help. If you have a caring and compassionate heart and want to be a help to others, then hospice is a perfect way. If you are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer, please call or email me to sign up today! I would be happy to come and speak to your church about our program and the need for volunteers in your community.
What does it take to be a hospice volunteer?
Must be 18 years or older.
Complete Volunteer Application
Have negative TB test
Pass background check – paid by MSA
Provide 2 references
Attend volunteer training program
Sign and complete required documentation
Complete 10-12 in-services a year.
Agree to hospice philosophy
Commit to meeting the patient visit needs
as determined by VC and IDG team.
MSA Hospice Medical Social Worker and Volunteer Coordinator
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