Volunteer Services

St. Joseph Hospice volunteers help enrich the lives of others by giving their time. We offer a Hospice Volunteer Training Program to those who wish to support our hospice patients. This dedicated volunteer group understands the challenges patients and their families face, and offers support through hope, courage and emotional support.

Hospice volunteers assist with a variety of projects and bring a wide range of skills to the St. Joseph Hospice team. Hospice volunteers often provide the support and companionship that patients and their families need to embrace the hope of tomorrow.

Want to get involved? Contact us today.

Ideal candidates have the following experience:

  • nursing home volunteer
  • direct care volunteer
  • health fair management
  • entertainment and activity planning
  • office/administrative assistance
  • special projects

Must meet the following qualifications:

  • Confidentiality: Hospice volunteers should observe patients’ confidentiality by not discussing patients outside of direct contact with the hospice team. All volunteers must sign a statement of confidentiality.
  • Good health: Hospice volunteer coordinators will make appropriate volunteer assignments according to the volunteer’s physical capabilities and risk level.
  • Transportation: Hospice volunteers must be able to arrange transportation to and from their assignments.
  • Training: All hospice volunteers who wish to have direct patient contact must complete the St. Joseph Hospice Volunteer Training program.
  • Schedule: Hospice volunteers’ time will be assigned according to individual schedules; however, it’s expected that volunteers be able to accept the majority of requests for service and be available on short notice should the need arise.
  • Dress: Hospice volunteers don’t have to wear a uniform but must wear identification name tags at all times and dress appropriately.
  • Alcohol/drugs: Hospice volunteers are prohibited from visiting patients while under the influence of alcohol or nonprescription drugs.