What can I do as a volunteer?

 

Hospice Care Network integrates volunteers in all aspects of its programs.

Massage Therapy Program:

  • Provide gentle massages for those facing life limiting illnesses
  • Provide chair massages for caregivers

Patient Care Volunteers:

  • Provide practical help for overburdened families
  • Offer respite relief to allow caregivers a few hours "off"
  • Read, write, listen or sit by the side of a person who is on our program
  • Hairdressers/barbers can donate their skills
  • Act as a friendly visitor
  • Become members of HCN’s Speakers’ Bureau

Administrative Volunteers:

  • Provide assistance to Office Staff with clerical assignments
  • Utilize computer skills
  • Attend to special projects

Bereavement Volunteers:

  • Provide assistance to Hospice Bereavement Staff
  • Provide support to Hospice family members by making telephone calls, sending cards and correspondence

Junior Volunteers:

  • Donate time as part of school projects
  • Utilize their knowledge, such as computer skills, to assist with office projects
  • Become a Lollipop Leader - these volunteers are trained to work with children, assisting the children's bereavement department with groups, being a buddy, and working with arts and crafts.

Pet Therapy Volunteers:

  • Provided in partnership with the Bide-A-Wee home

Special Skills Volunteers:

  • Are involved in Committees and Board of Trustees participation
  • Take an active part in fundraising and special events
  • Graphic design
  • Give a haircut
  • Researcher

 

 

My family and I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to each and everyone of the wonderful people who cared for my husband. He was always treated with devoted and kind hands and was made as comfortable and pain free as possible.
 
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for getting my mom into the Hospice INN. I had no idea there was such a beautiful place filled with beautiful, compassionate and caring people. My husband and I, and many members of my family were in complete awe at the care my mother received.