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Volunteer for Hospice

Volunteering for hospice involves offering compassionate support to individuals and their families during challenging times, providing companionship, and contributing to the overall well-being of the community. This volunteer service not only enhances the quality of life for those in need but also enriches the agency by fostering a sense of community and shared purpose.

Hospice stands out for its distinctive approach to care, mandated by Medicare, wherein community volunteers contribute five percent of total patient care hours. This arrangement not only introduces non-medical forms of support but also offers a perspective unrestricted from family dynamics.

How You Can Help.

Volunteering for hospice ranges from the patients home all the way to the office. Some examples include:

Patient Care Volunteer

  • Helping patients and their families with household chores

  • Shopping

  • Companionship

  • Mowing a patient's lawn

  • Taking care of patient's pet

  • Providing various forms of therapies, such as massages

  • Providing spiritual care

  • Helping patient boost morale by providing a hair service such as trimming or shaving. 

  • And many more

Office Volunteer

  • Data entry and filing

  • Working community events alongside staff

  • Assisting staff with other office duties.

Is Hospice Volunteering the Right Fit for You?

As a hospice volunteer, you'll positively impact the lives of others, and in return for your contributions, you'll experience meaningful rewards.

As part of the hospice team, you are expected to:

  • Dedicate time to complete volunteer orientation

  • Demonstrate reliability

  • Cultivate patience and compassion

  • Embrace active listening and comfort in moments of silence

  • Understand your strengths, acknowledge your limits, and know when to decline tasks

  • Foster a non-judgmental attitude

  • Recognize that needs may encompass the physical, emotional, and/or spiritual

  • Respect diverse beliefs, religious customs, and those who do not practice any

  • Uphold strict confidentiality regarding patient details and their families

How to Become A Volunteer with BCM Health.

We would love to have you! Here are the following steps you need to take:

  • Give us a call us at 409-877-1100 between the hours of 10am - 4pm.

  • Complete a comprehensive volunteer application.

  • Attend an in-person interview with our Volunteer Coordinator

  • Successfully complete the following:

    • background check

    • drug test

    • TB screening

  • Complete the hospice volunteer training. 

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