Do you want to make a difference? Hospice Volunteers impact people's lives. The Volunteer and the person served impact each other's lives, just in different ways. Something as simple as reading a book, offering friendship and companionship, or vacuuming a patient or family's home can make a remarkable difference during trying times. ANYONE can be an effective Heart 'n Home Volunteer, as long as they are willing to give of their time.
There are over 400,000 hospice volunteers in the United States and they are a vital part of the hospice philosophy of care. Hospice is not about dying; it's about living and Volunteers help our patients live each day to the fullest. Volunteers are considered to be an important part of the Heart 'n Home Interdisciplinary Team. Medicare requires that hospices have at least 5% of patient care hours be provided by Volunteers and each of our Volunteer helps us with this requirement.
Anyone interested in volunteering for Heart 'n Home will go through the following:
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Heart 'n Home! We appreciate our Volunteers and look forward to sharing this experience with you!