Hospice was initially founded by a group of volunteers committed to making a profound difference in the community. Volunteers continue to play an essential role in hospice care and make vital contributions to patients and families. Hospice volunteers provide direct patient care and/or assist with administrative tasks.
There are several ways that volunteers make a difference. The main ways are:
- Patient Support - Every patient is different, but our suggested activities include: conversation, watching TV, assisting with reading & letter writing, helping around the house, running errands and going on outings. They act as a friend and listener for the patient. Volunteers do not provide personal care to the patient.
- Respite and Family Support – Volunteers can provide support for the family by being present with the patient so the caregiver can run errands, attend meetings, or simply have alone time. Volunteers allow caregivers to have a couple hours away.
- Administrative – An individual can use their clerical skills with administrative tasks.
- Bereavement – Volunteers can assist with the bereavement program. This can include facilitating a support group or sending out letters to families.
How to Apply
We are looking for reliable and compassionate individuals who want to make an impact in someone's life.
Must be able to pass a background
Must be at least 18 years old to provide direct patient care
Help bring comfort, dignity, and support to those affected by a life limiting illness. This is a great way to make a difference in the community.
We have patients and families throughout the Coachella Valley. What may seem like a small part of your day can positively impact another person's life.
No matter how our volunteers help, it is impossible to overstate how much this support means both to the patient and family, and to the Hospice team working with them.