At Resolutions Hospice, we realize the importance of engaging our patients physical, spiritual and emotional needs. Our volunteer program has many wonderful options which enhance our patient’s care.
Interested in volunteering? CLICK HERE to complete our volunteer interest form.
What do volunteers do?
Patient Care – Your visit can make someone’s day! Our volunteers bring companionship to our patients and their loved ones. You can visit and read with patients, run errands, write letters, listen to music, play cards or games, take walks, assist the patient and family with projects.
Caregiver Respite – Volunteers give the caregiver time to get away for short periods. You can make a profound difference in a family’s life as a compassionate and calm presence who understands what they’re going through.
Life Review – Recording patient’s telling their life stories using a guided questionnaire. The result is a treasured keepsake for the family.
Eleventh Hour Support – Specially trained volunteers are able to sit with patients who are activity dying to provide additional support to the patient and the family.
Music Therapy/Sensory Stimulation – Volunteers are trained to provide visits to patients with Alzhiemer’s and Dementia and perform music therapy using noise reducing headphones and Sensory Stimulation developed and supervised by our experienced team of social workers.
Office support – Duties may include data entry, record keeping, filing and telephone duties.
Vet to Vet – We are proud to partner with We Honor Veterans and support our patients who have served in the military with visits with other veterans and special programs throughout the year.
Bereavement support – Our specially trained bereavement volunteers assist our spiritual care coordinators administratively and support the families with phone and in person support.
Special skills and services – At Resolutions Hospice, we are always on the lookout for volunteers with specific skills to help our patients and their families. These include registered massage therapists, hair stylists, notary publics, computer troubleshooters, pet lovers, music therapists and lawn mowers.
Who are volunteers?
- People 16 years and older can give time and talents to support our patients and their families
- Friends or relatives of former hospice patients
- People who have heard about Hospice and believe in our work
- Students who are interested in learning about hospice as a possible career
- Compassionate people from all cultures and backgrounds
All Resolutions Hospice volunteers are required to attend volunteer training. Our Volunteer Coordinators will work with prospective volunteers to schedule training. To volunteer with hospice, there is a federal requirement for a TB test, background checks and reference checks. Our volunteers are required to visit 2-4 hours a month for a minimum of 6 months (Most volunteer for much longer).