Hospice care began in the 1960’s as a volunteer movement, and volunteerism continues to be the foundation of modern-day hospice. Volunteers are a part of every aspect of a hospice program.
Who can volunteer?
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life, and anyone age 18 years or older may apply. We are committed to find a place for you in our program and to make your volunteer experience successful.
The volunteer role is one of the most tender and significant parts of our program, and our volunteers have served families in Northeast Georgia for more than 25 years. Volunteers help run our office, do community outreach and keep vigil at the bedside of our patients. They are the heartbeat of our program.
We invite you to apply to be a volunteer today!
How much time do volunteers commit to Hospice?
We understand your time is valuable and your schedule may already be quite full. We value your interest in our program and are committed to working with you and your schedule. You can commit as much or as little time as your life and schedule permit. Some volunteer activities such as office projects might involve less than one hour per week. Other activities, such as patient companionship, may involve two or more hours per week.
What do our volunteers say?
“In my 8 years as a volunteer, I have NEVER felt under-appreciated or taken for granted. I am proud to be a part of an excellent organization.”
Sandy P., Hospice Patient Care Volunteer
“People ask ‘why would you want to do that?’ and I think to myself ‘why wouldn’t I want to do that? It’s an opportunity for me to show compassion toward someone at the end of their life and try to make difference in their life as well as their family’s lives.”
Robin G., Hospice Patient Care Volunteer
“Not always knowing what to do or say after the passing of a friend or loved one, I have found that presenting them with this personal, handmade bear can prove to be very comforting. For the bear project, the family chooses a cloth article that carries special memories of the loved one, and the bear is made from it. From thank-you notes I have received from recipients, I feel that the bear project is a touching and worthwhile service, one that I am blessed to be a part of.”
Jan P., Hospice Patient Care Volunteer
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