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Trained Hospice Volunteers

Heart ‘n Home Volunteers bring the same integrity, spirit, and quiet wisdom that inspire our work at Heart ‘n Home.  Hospice Volunteers are taught to bring mindfulness and compassion to patients and their families.

Volunteers are interviewed, undergo a background check, and receive intensive holistic training before being qualified for assignments with Heart ‘n Home patients and their families.

We realize each patient is a unique individual with special needs, so use your imagination!

Hospice Volunteers Patients Families
Some of the many things our Hospice Volunteers
can do to help patients and their families are:
  • Walking
  • Life Review
  • Fishing
  • Table Games
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Sewing/Mending
  • Laundry
  • Take Clothes to Cleaners
  • Make Phone Calls
  • Read Books
  • Make Music
  • Pray Together
  • Write Letters
  • Child Care
  • Paint
  • Hook Rugs
  • Pottery
  • Scrapbooking
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Wash Windows
  • Prepare Meals
  • Shine Shoes
  • Transportation
  • Minor Repairs in Home
  • Teach Relaxation
  • Care for Animals
  • Provide Free Time for Family
  • Listen to Music Together
  • Pick up Medications
  • Give a Massage
  • Celebrate Special Days
  • Watch TV Together
  • Shop for Personal Items
  • Help Dress Patient
  • Walk the Dog
  • Rake Leaves
  • Gardening
  • Watch a Movie
  • Arrange a Slide Presentation
  • Set up a Bird Feeder
  • Poetry
  • Record Stories from the Patient
  • Sing Together
  • Look at Old Photos
  • Empty Trash
  • Bring Fresh Flowers
  • Put Puzzles Together
  • Laugh Together

Typically, a Volunteer will be assigned for one hour per week, by request of the patient and/or family. Upon special request, Volunteers may be available for additional hours (e.g., doctor appointments, grocery shopping, etc.). Services may be requested as needed, but are subject to availability. Please give at least 48 hours notice.