Caring volunteers are the heart of hospice care. Our volunteers are people like you, who have been touched by the kindness of hospice and wish to give back. Our volunteers are people who simply want to give of themselves. While family and friends of a hospice care patient often comprise our volunteers, volunteers are always people who want to help others in a time of need.
Hospice volunteers share a common bond of compassion, a commitment to excellence, and a respect for the choices and comfort of patients and families struggling with end-of-life health problems. Our volunteers have been highly trained and prepared well to provide care when it is needed most. Hospice volunteers become part of a family of dedicated people fulfilling a promise to help those in need.
Volunteer contributions can include:
Direct Patient Volunteer
- Reading, listening to music and playing games
- Listening to a patient’s concerns
- Providing breaks to family caregivers
- Serving as an interpreter
- Running errands or providing transportation for patients
- Assisting office staff with various tasks
- Data entry, filing
What We are Looking for in a Volunteer
While we always welcome volunteers with special education and training, the main qualities we’re looking for in volunteers are dependability, compassion, commitment, and maintaining confidentiality. If this describes you, please join the volunteer team. Your assistance will make a difference in the quality of lives of others. For everything you give, there is so much more to receive.
How to Become a Volunteer
The following steps outline how to become a hospice volunteer with Accredited Hospices of America in Katy, Texas:
- Complete a comprehensive volunteer application
- Go through an in-person interview with our Coordinator of Volunteers
- Successfully complete and pass the following:
- background checks
- TB screening
- drug tests
- Completion of comprehensive hospice volunteer training program
If becoming a volunteer is something you’re interested in, please call us today at 832-410-3193
and begin the process now. Many of our hospice program volunteers find that volunteering brings meaning and purpose to their lives.