Make time to make a difference

Looking to make a difference in the lives of others? Our hospice volunteers provide comfort and support to patients facing a life-limiting illness.

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Become a hospice volunteer

As one of the nation’s largest hospice providers, Enhabit is focused on providing dignity and comfort to patients at the end of life. Hospice is more than just symptom and pain management; it is a philosophy of care designed to treat every physical, spiritual and emotional need of a patient and their loved ones. 

One of the ways we are able to provide such comprehensive care is through our hospice volunteers. Volunteers are required by Medicare to be part of the hospice care team with the goal of offering specialized skills and support outside of the clinical team. Volunteers ensure that the patient and family’s needs are met through companionship, assisting with everyday tasks and providing respite time to a patient’s caregivers. 

If you want to make an impact and feel a calling to connect with others, we encourage you to join our team of compassionate volunteers today. 

What do hospice volunteers do?

Visit with patients in their home setting
Visit with patients in their home setting

Provide companionship by listening to patients’ stories and engaging in their interests
Provide companionship by listening to patients’ stories and engaging in their interests

Help our hospice team understand the needs of the patient and family
Help our hospice team understand the needs of the patient and family

Provide respite time for the patient’s primary caregiver
Provide respite time for the patient’s primary caregiver

Sit with patients and loved ones in the last 24 or 48 hours of life
Sit with patients and loved ones in the last 24 or 48 hours of life

Assist branch offices with administrative duties
Assist branch offices with administrative duties

Specialized volunteer services
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Specialized volunteer services

Honoring our veterans

Veteran volunteers provide specialized support and compassion to other veterans at the end of life.

Bereavement support

Bereavement volunteers are trained to provide ongoing check-in calls with family members up to 13 months after the loss of a patient.

Paws for Comfort

Volunteers and their therapy dogs provide emotional support for patients through our “Paws for Comfort” program.

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Volunteer requirements

  • Be at least 14 years old
  • Experienced no significant personal loss in the past year
  • Meet the minimum volunteer hour requirement
  • Complete a criminal background check (paid for by Enhabit)
  • Complete a tuberculosis test (paid for by Enhabit)
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Complete an eight-hour hybrid orientation
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Getting started

Ready to volunteer? Fill out the form below with your information.

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    From providing the latest medical practices to building deep personal connections, we’re focused on upholding every patient’s dignity, humanity and sense of control on their health care journey.

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