New Century Hospice
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Come join our team and provide phenomenal volunteer service. Our volunteers are not just volunteers but they are the heart of our hospice.
- Support for patients - This can include visiting, reading, taking walks, writing letters, bringing in music, supervising visits with pets, even massage therapy for volunteers with the necessary skills.
- Respite and support for family members - Volunteers can assist with shopping or household maintenance, or allow family caregivers the opportunity to take care of necessary errands and get some time away from the house. Family members also appreciate a visit from a compassionate friend who understands what they are going through.
- Bereavement support programs - Hospice volunteers can work closely with the hospice's professional bereavement staff in duties that range from assisting as a support group facilitator to serving refreshments and helping with mailings to clients and families.
- Administrative work - A volunteer with clerical skills can serve a hospice by helping in the office with simple administrative duties, or with special projects in the office.
To ensure that all volunteers are equipped for the challenge of working with the dying, New Century Hospice requires that volunteers complete extensive orientation and training sessions, as well as submit to a routine background check. It's important that volunteers understand the history of hospice and are aware of the specific ways hospices serve the community. New Century Hospice will provide this orientation to the hospice concept and work with the volunteer to determine how best to use the volunteer's talents within the hospice program.