Become a Volunteer
Volunteers make a difference.
Volunteers spend time with our patients, providing companionship and a comforting presence. They enable caregivers to take breaks and support families by providing transportation and running errands. They help out with household chores such as feeding and walking pets.
Volunteers who are also veterans may wish to serve in our Vet-to-Vet program. In addition to typical volunteer activities, these volunteers educate and assist patients who apply for veterans’ benefits. They help patients replace lost medals and participate in pinning ceremonies.
Some volunteers prefer not to be directly involved with patient care. They may provide administrative and clerical support; participate in community events; sew handmade gowns and crochet prayer blankets; or bake cookies for patients and their families.
Our volunteers are trained and specially selected for duty in the areas of direct patient care, indirect patient and family support, pastoral care and bereavement care. They also participate in advocacy, community outreach and fundraising.
· A spirit of compassion, understanding and patience
· Respect for others, their customs and religious beliefs
· The ability to listen and be comfortable in silence
· Successfully undergo a criminal background check
· Complete an interview with the Director of Volunteer Services
· Sign a patient confidentiality agreement
· Complete volunteer training