Want to make a genuine impact on someone's life? Become a Faith Regional Hospice volunteer!
Hospice is the care of terminally-ill patients with a team approach to care emphasis on pain and symptom control, as well as providing emotional, spiritual and psychological support to the patient and family. Hospice volunteers are a very important part of the hospice team that help with the care. Volunteers can help by providing
- Respite care to caregivers. This may allow the caregiver to get out of the house for an hour or so, or to take a nap, or run an errand.
- Emotional support and companionship to patients and families. This may involve sitting with patients and reading to them, writing letters, running errands, light housework, preparing a meal, or babysitting for children to help out families and caregivers.
Volunteers need only give 1 to 2 hours a week to make a lasting difference in a hospice patient’s or family’s life.
Contact Faith Regional Hospice to learn more about how to become a hospice volunteer.