Volunteer in Hospice
||Hospice volunteering is a unique, challenging and rewarding experience. The most valuable skill a hospice volunteer can have is compassion.
Offering patients and families a volunteer who can provide care through companionship and respite is very important. Our volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team.
Hospice volunteering isn’t for everyone.
To see if hospice volunteering may be for you, ask yourself these questions.
1. Can I respect others' lifestyles and cultural differences without being judgmental?
2. Am I willing to help others in the way they want me to help?
3. Am I independent enough to work on my own?
4. Do I have sense of humor that will help me see the funny side of situations as well as sympathize with more painful aspects?
5. Do I work well as a team member?
6. Is my personal life sufficiently stable that I can make a commitment to be there for others?
7. Am I comfortable saying "No" to requests for my time?
8. Can I be assertive about the time I am willing and not willing to devote to volunteering?
9. Am I open enough to continue learning about myself as I learn the volunteer experience?
10. Am I flexible enough to accept others' views of death without being judgmental.