Whatever skill or interest you possess, we have a spot for you to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of others.
If you are interested in volunteering, reach out to Pam Hess at
This is the volunteer that readily comes to mind when you are talking volunteers. This volunteer also requires some training before going out into the field.
Patient visitation is the most readily accepted and most appreciated. This can happen in the home, Hospice House or the hospital/ nursing home setting. In the home it could provide respite for the caregiver so she or he can get out and do some errands while you are keeping the patient company. They love to talk their history. Being a good listener is a requirement
Other common activities are playing cards, reading, singing, or doing puzzles.
In the home setting you could be helping with laundry, ironing, light housecleaning and yard work. Also buying them groceries, taking to their doctor appointments or just on a drive are common.
Lunch or Supper Volunteers at the House are also considered patient volunteers because they interact with the patients. Their duties are as follow:
Grocery Shoppers- Shop with an organized list and unload at the house.
Baking-any day just not during mealtime. Bake sweets for the patients and their families.
Handiman-minor fix-its –hanging pictures, changing light bulbs, general maintenance just like home. Called when needed.
Yard & Garden – Spring planting, Summer weeding & watering and fall harvest & cleanup. This is a huge yard with multiple gardens and the most beautiful water feature in town. It takes a lot of work to keep it looking good. We also keep 2 Pond volunteers busy and a lawn mower.
Delivery of lift chairs to the patient’s home or bring back to the Hospice House Must be able to lift 50# and go out of town on some delivery trips. 2-person team effort and one must have a pick-up.
A volunteer to repair the chairs would also be helpful although once broken the chairs are sometimes not able to be salvaged.
Office volunteers are used to do routine mailings such as thank you notes, filing, and making copies. They can provide coverage for the regular office person during webinars or meetings which would involve answering the phone and greeting the walk-ins. Special projects which involve large mailings for fundraisers are several times a year. Volunteers with Computer entry experience could be used for Tree of Lights entry. Scrapbooking skills could be used for all the letters and memorials received.
This person would help with the numerous fundraiser activities scheduled throughout the year. The three main fund-raisers are the Charity Ball, the Table Setting Event and the Tree of Lights. Each of these consists of three basic parts: planning & set-up, the actual event and the takedown and clean-up. The Charity Ball actually involves the highest number of volunteers of any area as they send out volunteer solicitors months before the actual ball to collect donations. Many more are needed for the decorating and set-up of the auction items as this is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Every year or every other year we try to bring in a smaller different fundraiser such as a garden party or musical event but all would require the three basics. Most involve delivery & hanging of posters around town and helping sell tickets also.
This person provides companionship and comfort to a recently bereaved hospice care-giver who needs some company. This person may have experienced the same situation in the last couple years so has some understanding of what the patient is feeling. This is not a requirement however as sometimes just someone to listen & care is sufficient.