What is hospice volunteering really about?
The role of a hospice volunteer coordinator is to find, educate, support, and celebrate volunteers. Volunteers provide direct and indirect support to hospice patients and families. Volunteers can make companionship visits, vigil visits, help in an administrative role, or make bereavement phone calls; they can be found singing, playing music, playing games, offering hand massages, or bringing in a certified therapy pet; but, most importantly, a hospice volunteer brings their heart, focus, and intention to connect. It’s not about having a certain set of skills you can bring. It’s about the making someone feel valued and cared for.