"Volunteers are vital members of the hospice team. They bring comfort to patients and their loved ones in a variety of ways-whether at a patient's bedside or supporting the mission through administrative services. They are the heart of hospice."
- Usha Kokatay, Director of Nursing
Volunteers contribute to the overall well-being of our community one person, one family at a time. Volunteers help in many ways and are limited only by their imagination.
Types of Volunteers that are welcome
DIRECT CARE VOLUNTEERS interact with patients and families to provide care and compassion in many ways:
|Companionship/Friendly Visits||Patient Hobbies|
SPECIFICALLY SKILLED VOLUNTEERS support patients by utilizing licensure and/or their other training:
VETERANS SERVING VETERANS VOLUNTEERS use military background to support patients that are veterans:
|Community Veteran Events|
|Individual Recognition Ceremonies|
SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS provide indirect support of the HWR mission through non patient care activities:
|Clerical/Office Support||Public Speaking|
TEEN VOLUNTEERS (ages 13-18) share energy and enthusiasm in supporting patients directly or indirectly with opportunities similar to those of adult volunteers.
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS and CORPORATE GROUPS engage in our CC&H mission and variety of group opportunities at our locations.
To register for an upcoming volunteer session or for more information about volunteer opportunities, contact our Headquarters at 805.667.8558 during business hours, or email us at email@example.com