Be a Hospice Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Inspire Hospice.
Volunteers serve an important role and enrich the lives of our patients by helping to provide a personalized hospice care experience. Volunteering is immensely rewarding, and with so many different opportunities available, there is a role perfectly suited for virtually anyone. Volunteers are the heart of hospice!
ABOUT HOSPICE VOLUNTEERING
Hospice care was founded by volunteers. Volunteers are critical to delivering holistic care at home to our patients and their families. Volunteers utilize their talents to enhance and improve the lives of our patients in their final weeks. They often provide in-home presence to fill the gaps between loved ones and professional caregivers. Volunteers get the opportunity to connect with people at a special time in their life by providing a listening ear and welcomed support through friendly visits, home services, compassionate engagement and by helping the patient maintain important community ties.
VOLUNTEER CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
The vet-to-vet volunteer program pairs veteran volunteers with hospice patients who are veterans, empowering them to share a cultural bond of service to the country. Vet volunteers help honor the sacrifice and service of the hospice patient.
Specially trained dogs serve as therapy volunteers and visit hospice patients and their families in the home, assisted living or skilled nursing facility. This pet therapy volunteers provide physical, emotional and social benefits that improve mood and bring joy to patients living with the stress of a terminal illness.
Vigil Volunteers provide a loving presence to hospice patients who are actively dying. Our goal is that one dies alone. Volunteers receive specialized training, learning how to provide support to patients and families as death is eminent.
Coffee Break Volunteer
These companion volunteers help to reduce the burdens that family caregivers often face when caring for a loved one with a terminal illness. They provide companionship, friendship and support to patients while family members step away briefly for respite and to accomplish daily household chores.
Music enrichment volunteers use their vocal and instrumental talents to bring calm and enjoyment to hospice patients, often bringing back memories and encouraging a smile.
These volunteers support families through phone and in-person contact to help address the unique spiritual and emotional needs of individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
Volunteer hairstylists enrich the lives of patients and families by helping to change how they feel. Volunteers with a current cosmetology license provide a variety of hair styling services and makeovers to boost self-image, elicit a smile and bring a bit of normalcy to their lives.
Massage therapists provide relaxing and soothing massage to hospice patients. This home service reduces pain and discomfort while giving patients enjoying the many health benefits of touch.
Administrative support volunteers work in the office and support our team by answering phones, filing paperwork and assisting with other clerical and administrative tasks.
Frequently Asked Questions
about being a inspire Hospice Volunteer
If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to call our 24/7 hotline 404-921-3341.
Who is eligible to volunteer?
Inspire Hospice welcomes all adults over the age of 18 interested in serving their community and connecting with their neighbors through volunteer work. Volunteers will be required to successfully pass a background check and successfully complete volunteer orientation and training.
How do I become a hospice volunteer?
It’s easy! Fill out our volunteer form below or call our office and ask to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator. Our Volunteer Coordinator are happy to answer your questions and set up a time to meet in person.
What is the training to be a volunteer?
We provide individualized volunteer training tailored to the type of volunteer services you will be providing. We make sure you are comfortable and confident to speak to patient and families receiving hospice services. All volunteers receive education on Inspire Hospice services, communicating with terminally ill patients, patient confidentiality, safety and escalation protocols.
Will I have to provide care to patients?
Volunteers are not permitted to provide direct patient care for activities of daily living, medication administration, pain and symptom management. These services are a part of the patient’s care plan and provided by a trained member of the hospice care team including CNAs and Nurses.
APPLY TO BE A VOLUNTEER
To become a volunteer with our hospice care program, fill out this form and select the role that you are most interested in.
An Inspire Hospice team member will then contact you to answer questions and provide more information.