How Can I Help?

Join Regional Hospice and Palliative Care’s volunteer team!

“When a volunteer calls or walks in the door, it brightens our patients’ days,” says Mary Beth Hickey, Volunteer Director. “It can make such a difference to a family to know that someone will be there for a visit.”

Spending time with a volunteer often allows patients to forget about their serious medical issues and focus on enjoying activities. Whether playing cards, looking at family photos, running errands or listening to a patient tell his or her stories, it is meaningful time together for both the patient and the volunteer. Family support volunteers provide companionship for patients and much-needed respite for caregivers, typically 2 to 4 hours per week.

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Volunteers Are Needed In New Haven

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is expanding its services, providing hospice care services at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Volunteers are needed for this exciting new program. Full training will be provided. After training, the volunteer’s schedule is flexible.

Interested applicants should contact Mary Beth Hickey (MHickey@RegionalHospiceCT.org / 203-702-7415) or complete the application by clicking the link above.

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with us! Visit the Volunteer News section for the latest on our dedicated volunteers.