Volunteer Groups

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Volunteer Groups

Through Hospice of Acadiana, our patients and families are able to take advantage of 200+ volunteers and the services they provide. For more information on what you can do to help and how to get started, contact us today.

  • Beauticians/Barbers

    Everyone deserves to look their best. And when we look good, we often feel good. Let us send a beautician or barber to keep you at your best.

  • Blanket Makers & Crochet Ladies

    Handmade creations that provide comfort and warmth through a soft, beautiful blanket or afghan.

  • Casserole Brigade

    Nutritious, homemade meals available for patients and families both before and after a patient’s death.

  • Chaplains

    Providing spiritual companionship and guidance, these volunteers are trained to listen and provide solace and peace of spirit where possible.

  • Companion Crew

    For caregivers who may need a break or for patients who simply want to play cards, be read to, etc.

  • Floral Arrangements

    Beautiful fresh flower arrangements made and delivered thanks to the support of our local florists who provide flowers free of charge for our patients.

  • Home Improvement Crew

    Our volunteers have many talents, some of those include constructing wheel chair ramps, cutting grass, and general home maintenance.

  • Library

    A generous collection of books, CDs, prayer tapes, and bible recordings are available for our patients and their families. Ask for a book of your choice to be read or a particular CD to be played.

  • Massage Therapists

    Various forms of massage therapy are available to help relax, sooth, and relieve tension for the patient. This therapy can provide comfort both mentally and physically.

  • Mona's Munchies

    Delicious homemade cookies provided by our caring volunteers to brighten any day.

  • No One Dies Alone Program

    A 24-hour/7-days a week program providing companionship for those who have no family or caregiver at the end of life. This program speaks to the core of our mission in that every life is precious and a gift.

  • Pet Peace of Mind

    A national program that allows us to provide pet food and supplies, and volunteers who provide pet care, assistance and placement when, and as, needed.

  • Pet Therapy

    Another favorite of our patients and their families. For our animal lovers a visit from our trained four-legged friends are a blessing.

  • Prayer Angels

    Loving volunteers provide bedside prayers, rosaries, or Chaplets of Divine Mercy. This crew responds when patients are at the end of their journey and want heaven called down.

  • We Honor Veterans Program

    We are proud to be a Level-4 Certified Partner in the National "We Honor Veterans" Program. Pinning ceremonies are provided to honor those who have selflessly served us and our country.

As Acadiana’s only nonprofit hospice provider, we rely on the support and generosity of our community.

Hospice of Acadiana Foundation provides for the unreimbursed care and support services of our terminal patients and their families – in whatever capacity that may be. When you donate to Hospice of Acadiana, you can rest assured that your donation will be used to offer quality end-of-life care and support. No matter how long or how short their time is, Hospice of Acadiana's mission is always to allow all patients to truly live their final months, weeks, or days.

With your donation, we can ensure that this is a reality for every single patient that comes into our care.