Spending time with a volunteer often allows patients to forget about their serious medical issues and focus on enjoying activities. Become a volunteer today!


The following list provides detailed information on each type of volunteer opportunity at Regional Hospice. Professional training is provided for all volunteers working with patients and families.

The Regional Hospice Youth Project

The Regional Hospice Youth Project (RHYP) offers many opportunities for students to serve as volunteers at Regional Hospice.

Family Support Volunteers

Family Support Volunteers offer support and companionship for patients and their families in their home, assisted living residence or skilled nursing facility.

Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteers

Regional Hospice pairs trained Family Support Veteran Volunteers with hospice patients who are Veterans.

Complementary Therapy Volunteers

Integrative (Complementary) Therapies Volunteers offer patients their expertise in massage therapy, reiki, music, hair styling, nail tech or art.

Pet Partner Volunteers

Pet Partner Volunteers visit patients to offer animal assisted therapy.

Spiritual Care Volunteers

Spiritual Care Volunteers complete the Family Support Volunteer hospice training and have a special interest in providing faith-based support for patients and families.

Administrative Volunteers

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

Fundraising Volunteers

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

Bereavement Volunteers

Bereavement Volunteers work under the direction of professional bereavement counselors to offer phone and in-person support.

Current Volunteers

Log your hours or sign up for a shift in the Center!

Center for Comfort Care and Healing Volunteers

Lobby Greeters

Lobby Greeters welcome patients, families, and visitors to our beautiful, inpatient hospice facility, the Center for Comfort Care and Healing.

Garden Volunteers

Garden volunteers help tend to the garden at the Center for Comfort Care and Healing 


Trained musicians visit the Center for Comfort Care & Healing to provide music to patients and family members.

Milestone Singers

The “Milestone Singers” are a group of volunteers who have a commitment to bringing ease and comfort to patients and their families through song.

Floral Arrangement Volunteers

Volunteers design floral arrangements twice a week for the patients at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing.
Volunteer Spotlight: Dan & Lindie Bacon
If you’ve walked through the front doors of RH, you might have seen Dan and Lindie Bacon behind the lobby desk. For the past six years, the two have been volunteering their time to make patients and families feel warmly welcomed as soon as they arrive.
Volunteer Spotlight: Ellen Raspitha
Ellen Raspitha has been a volunteer at Regional Hospice for over 22 years. For the last four years, she has volunteered over 300 annual hours and earned a “Silver Level” President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Volunteer Spotlight: Licensed Hairdresser Christie Blom
For the past two years, licensed hairdresser Christie Blom of Danbury’s Christie and Co. has been volunteering her time and skills to make Regional Hospice patients look and feel their very best by providing haircuts, styles, and manicures.
Volunteer Events
Fall 2018 Family Support Volunteer Trainings
Join us for our four-day new volunteer training if you would like to work with hospice patients.
New Volunteer Training for Family Support Volunteers - December 2018 Daytime
Join us for our three-day new volunteer training if you would like to work with hospice patients.
New Volunteer Training for Family Support Volunteers - March/April 2018 Evenings
An evening new volunteer orientation for people who would like to work with patients and families.