Volunteers are a vital part of the Hospice team.

Volunteers of Continuum Care Hospice represent all ages and life experiences.  They are drawn to hospice for a variety of reasons.  Some have experienced hospice services in caring for their own family members. All are united because of their compassion to give back to the community and the desire to help others.  Their many skills can be utilized by hospice in many different ways and their important tasks fulfill the mission of hospice which is to provide the best possible care to our patients and to promote hospice within their communities.  Volunteers are called upon to donate their time working in the following capacities:

Companion Volunteers - Visits patients in their home or in a nursing home/assisted living setting and provides companionship to the patient and support to the patient’s families.

Bereavement Volunteers - Follows the families after the loss of a loved one by providing phone calls, visits and written materials that help family members work through the grieving process.

Vigil Volunteers - To insure that “no one dies alone”, vigil volunteers sit at the bedside with a dying patient when family members are not able to be present.

Office Volunteers - Provides support to administrative staff preparing mailings, manuals and promotional materials or answering phones.

Teen Volunteers - Teenage volunteers provide cross-generational opportunities for friendly visits with patients as well as helping staff and families in a variety of ways.

Speakers Bureau - Help promote hospice and educate the community about hospice services by speaking to various church and civic groups or manning a hospice exhibit at health fairs and community events.

All volunteers are placed in assignments that are convenient to their home and at times that are convenient to their schedule.  All volunteers must complete a 12 hour training that is scheduled at various days and times to accommodate all volunteers.  After completing the training, volunteers are free to choose in what capacity they wish to serve.

For more information contact our Volunteer Coordinator:
Office 216-898-8444