Volunteers Make a Difference
People who want to volunteer for Hospice do not need special talents; they simply need to have the desire to “make a difference in people’s lives”
Volunteer Opportunities at Trinity Hospice
Volunteers are residents living in the areas where we serve. They include people who are retired and those currently working. They range in age from teens to senior citizens. People who want to volunteer for Hospice do not need special talents; they simply need to have the desire to “make a difference in people’s lives”.
Making a Difference
Hospice care is not about giving up … it is about hope for people facing a life-limiting illness – hope of living their lives free from pain, without fear and in the company of family and friends. The emotional and spiritual support that Trinity Hospice provides to patients and their families is greatly enhanced by the help of our volunteers.
Volunteers are an invaluable part of our interdisciplinary team. They demonstrate a deep commitment to the Hospice philosophy and to their desire to help others.
What do Hospice volunteers do?
Our volunteers assist patients and their families in a variety of ways, including:
- Provide emotional support and presence to reduce loneliness
- Sitting quietly with a patient
- Administrative work in the Hospice office
- Assistance with errands, and household chores
- Provide emotional support and presence to reduce isolation and loneliness
The most valuable skill a volunteer has is the ability to be a compassionate presence. Volunteers increase the quality of life by offering emotional support and companionship to patients and their families.
Hospice volunteers’ report they are motivated by the desire to give something back and soon find that the spiritual and emotional rewards they receive far outweigh the time and caring they contribute. Volunteers gain satisfaction by making a positive impact on the lives of others.
How do I become a volunteer?
There is a place for you as a Trinity Hospice volunteer. The rewards of sharing and caring are beyond measure. Call or email today to learn more about your place on the Hospice team. You can make a difference!
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