At the heart of our hospice care are our loving volunteers. People like you, who have been touched by kindness and want to give back, volunteer. Many of our volunteers are friends and family members of a hospice care patient, but all of our volunteers are people helping those in need.
Hospice volunteers are compassionate individuals who have committed to excellence. They respect the comfort of patients and families who struggle with end-of-life health problems. We train our volunteers to adequately provide needed care. Hospice volunteers become an integral part of our family group of individuals who dedicated themselves and their time in order to fulfill a promise to help those suffering.
Volunteer contributions can include:
Direct Patient Volunteer
- Listening to music, playing games, and reading
- Acting as an interpreter
- Listening to a patient’s concerns
- Providing transportation or running errands for patients
- Giving family caregivers a break
- Data entry, filing
- Assisting office staff with various tasks
What We are Looking for in a Volunteer
Though we certainly welcome volunteers who have undergone special training and education, the main qualities we look for in a volunteer are dependability, compassion, commitment, and the capability of maintaining confidentiality. If this accurately describes you, consider joining our volunteer team. Your help will make a big difference in the quality of life of others. When you give a little, you receive a lot.
How to Become a Volunteer
Follow the below steps to become a volunteer with Accredited Hospices of America’s hospice program in Houston, Texas:
- Apply to become a volunteer
- Go through an in-person interview with our Coordinator of Volunteers
- Complete and pass the following:
- TB screening
- background checks
- drug tests
- Complete our volunteer training program
Want to become a volunteer? Click here to start the process. Our volunteers realize that volunteering brings meaning and a greater purpose into their lives.