Hospice Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Gallagher Hospice! A hospice volunteer plays a vital role in our agency, and in the lives of our patients and their caregivers. In the United States, hospice care was started and primarily led by, volunteers in the seventies and eighties.
How a Direct Patient Care Volunteer Helps Patients
Our patients have been diagnosed with a life expectancy of six months or less. They are cared for in their homes, assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Below are some examples of what a direct patient care volunteer does:
- Sit with patients so their caregivers can run errands and take a break
- Visit nursing home patients who have expressed a desire to chat with someone
- Check on a patient who lives alone
If you have other ideas or talents, let’s talk about how we can put them to great use. I would be happy to talk with you directly about the many ways you can care for our patients and their caregivers. Additionally, if you know of any friends or families who would be interested in this type of volunteer work, please reach out to us. And, if you belong to a group in need of volunteer training, we will happily come to you!
Administrative Support Volunteer
At Gallagher Hospice, in addition to direct patient care, we also have a need for volunteers in our administrative offices to help with important behind-the-scenes work, such as answering phones, mailings, copying, printing, database entry, assembling new charts, and supporting our leadership team, which is made up of various healthcare clinicians and professionals.
Our Volunteer Process
All applications are reviewed with consideration of current volunteer opportunities. Your completed volunteer application will be held securely and confidentially; only authorized staff will have access to your contact information.
What is the time commitment?
It varies and we will work with anyone’s schedule.
What else should I know?
- You will not be asked to go to an unsafe area.
- You will not be asked to give medications.
- You will not be asked to change a diaper.
- You will be asked to provide your comfort and presence and IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE!
How do I start?
You are provided with training. Typically, volunteer training is 2-4 hours depending on your experience, and how you would like to help the patients.
If you have questions, comments or would like further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Gallagher Hospice!
Volunteers play a vital role in the functioning of our agency and the lives of our patients and their caregivers.
All volunteer applications are reviewed with consideration of current volunteer opportunities.
The information you provide will be respected with confidence.
Your completed form will be held securely and confidentially. Only authorized staff will have access to your information.
Please fill out the form to the right to apply for a volunteer position, thank you. >>