Ways to Volunteer

The following list provides detailed information on each type of volunteer opportunity at Regional Hospice and Home Care. Professional training is provided for all clinical volunteers.

Family Support Volunteers
Family Support Volunteers offer support and companionship for patients and their families in their homes, assisted living residence or skilled nursing facility. They provide companionship for patients and much-needed respite for caregivers, typically two to four hours a week. These special volunteers are an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team, providing practical assistance to bring joy to patients and ease the burden of families.

Bereavement Volunteers
Bereavement Volunteers work together with professional bereavement counselors to offer support to adults and children who have experienced the death of a loved one. Our Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families is well known for it’s award-winning volunteer focused programs.

Integrative Therapies Volunteers
Integrative Therapies Volunteers offer patients their trained services in massage therapy, reiki, music, or art. Massage therapists are licensed in their specialty, carry insurance and are professionally trained for their role with hospice patients.

Pet Partners Volunteers
Pet Partners Volunteers visit patients to offer animal assisted therapy. Pet Partners must have completed training with Delta Society, Therapy Dogs International or locally through ROAR. All Pet Partner Volunteers also complete hospice training.

Administrative Volunteers
Administrative Volunteers help with office support, including filing, data entry, mailings or other clerical activities.

Spiritual Care Volunteers
Spiritual Care Volunteers are hospice trained in addition to having a specialty in providing faith based support for patients and family.

Fundraising Volunteers
Fundraising Volunteers have a variety of opportunities to help Regional Hospice and Home Care raise funds that allow our agency to provide our important programs and services. Fundraising Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Chapter volunteer – become a member of one of our town-based fundraising chapters
  • Third party event volunteer - organize and host your own fundraising event or join the committee of one of our existing events
  • Administrative/data entry – help our fundraising department run smoothly by helping with data entry or other administrative tasks

 

For information on any volunteer opportunity, call 203.702.7415.