Would you like to volunteer with Hospicare? We depend on over 100 volunteer community members to help our agency carry out our work. Our trained volunteers visit patients in their homes or assisted care facilities, offering practical help and companionship. They also assist the agency in other ways, depending on their interests and backgrounds.
What do volunteers get out of volunteering for our agency? Volunteer Kat Patton says her work with Hospicare gives her a chance to learn and grow as she gets to know the patients she helps. “As a volunteer you meet remarkable people who happen to be at the end of their lives,” she says. “There’s a lot of joy and wonderful connections to be made. I meet people who have done amazing things. I didn’t know them back then, but I can still hear about it now and see the twinkle in their eyes when they talk about their experiences.”
Spring volunteer training will be held for three consecutive weeks: March 14, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 5:30 PM-9:00 PM. The trainings will take place at the Nina K. Miller Hospicare Center, 172 East King Road, Ithaca. Attendance at all sessions is required.
Before registering for training, prospective volunteers must submit an application form, available on line and meet with Wendy Yettru, manager of volunteer services for an informal interview.