Hospicare depends on the incredible commitment of volunteers who collectively contribute thousands of hours, working with patients and their families in a variety of ways, assisting in the office, and raising money for hospice and palliative care programs.
Hospicare has three types of volunteers:
Patient Support Volunteers
Patient support volunteers commit to assist our patients and their families two to four hours a week in a variety of ways, including: companionship, respite for caregivers, reading to a patient, assisting in the home, or being a comforting presence. This is done in the patients’ home setting, wherever that may be, including our 6-bed residence on East King Road. Specially trained volunteers also support bereaved families, sing to patients, give massages, and provide pet visits.
Find out more about the process to become a Hospicare volunteer. Or contact the Manager of Volunteer Services, Wendy Yettru at 607-272-0212.
Due to COVID-19, volunteer trainings are temporarily on hold. Please sign up for our newsletter on our homepage to hear about future trainings.
Administrative Support Volunteers
Volunteers work in the office or remotely to assist staff in all areas. Contact the Manager of Volunteer Services, Wendy Yettru at 607-272-0212.
Community Support Volunteers
Volunteers assist with peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives, or support our events in a myriad of ways, from serving on a planning committee to helping ensure the safe passage of swimmers during Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare.
For more information: Please contact Assistant Director of Community Engagement Sara Worden at 607-272-0212.