For Volunteers

Center for Hospice Care is always looking for compassionate souls to join our volunteer team. Our volunteers represent all ages and life experiences. They are drawn to hospice work for a variety of reasons, but the characteristics that define and unite them are compassion and the desire to help others. Their many skills are matched to important tasks within our Mission.

Although volunteers are sometimes called upon for unique, one-time special projects, the greatest need is for those who work directly with patients. Responsibilities generally fall within the following categories:

  • Patient Care
  • Office
  • Nursing Home
  • Veteran
  • Hospice House
  • Bereavement
  • Camp Evergreen
  • Fundraising Event
  • Complementary Comfort Care
  • Notary
  • Caring Touch
  • Pet Visitation
  • Hair Stylists & Barbers
  • Handy Helpers
  • 11th Hour Volunteers (sitting with patients close to death who don't have family)
  • Tuck-In Volunteers (calling our patients on Thursdays, making sure they're set for the weekend)
  • Life Bio Story Volunteers (capturing the life story of our patients)
  • Hospitality Volunteers

The training (generally 15 hours) focuses on the hospice philosophy, communication skills, spirituality, family dynamics, patient care, bereavement, and much more. Following training, volunteers will assist patients and families in St. Joseph, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Fulton, Marshall, Starke, LaGrange, and LaPorte Counties with respite, transportation, laundry, errands and companionship in their homes, in Hospice House, the agency’s inpatient unit, or in nursing homes. 

 

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Current Volunteer Opportunities
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Training and Education Schedule
Training and Education Schedule

The training focuses on the hospice philosophy, communication skills, spirituality, family dynamics, patient care, bereavement, and much more. Following training, volunteers will assist patients and families in St. Joseph, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Fulton, Marshall, Starke, LaGrange, and LaPorte Counties with respite, transportation, laundry, errands and companionship in their homes, in Hospice House, the agency’s inpatient unit, or in nursing homes. 

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I certify that the facts contained in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any false statement, omission, or misrepresentation on this application is sufficient cause for refusal to be considered for volunteer placement. I authorize Center for Hospice Care to contact the above references.