Hospice volunteers provide compassionate and meaningful end-of-life care essential to fulfilling the mission of the Good Samaritan Society.
Caring people make excellent hospice volunteers
In some Good Samaritan Society locations, hospice services are provided by a third party.
What is hospice?
Hospice is care that supports a person who is in the end stages of life, as well as that person’s family members and loved ones. It can take place in a person’s home or another comfortable environment.
At the heart of our hospice program is our philosophy that everyone deserves to be loved, valued and treated with dignity.
Why you're needed
Volunteers are the core of hospice. Without volunteers, most hospice programs would not be able to operate successfully.
How you can help
- Sitting and visiting with patients
- Sitting and visiting with family members and loved ones
- Attending to the needs of children or grandchildren
- Running errands, shopping
- Giving the caregiver respite
- Providing appropriate reading materials
- Telephone support
- Light housekeeping in patients’ homes
- Meal or snack preparation
- Fundraising and administrative work
- Bereavement and followup after death
Volunteers set their own schedules based on the needs of those they care for and their own needs.