Volunteers and Volunteering
Are you interested in becoming a hospice volunteer?
Please contact Judy Gillentine at (903) 553-0035
or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are invaluable to the Beacon Hospice program. They provide both practical assistance and compassionate care to our patients and family members. Hospice volunteers demonstrate a deep commitment to the hospice concept and to their desire to help others.
Volunteers may lend their time and talents in two different capacities.
Volunteers may provide direct patient and family assistance. These services include, but are not limited to:
Running errands for patients and/or caregivers
Picking up and delivery - Volunteers who enjoy driving can pick up and deliver prescriptions and supplies and run errands for patients and caregivers.
Handy man/woman - Volunteers are sometimes needed to build a wheelchair ramp, tend a garden or repair a handrail for a patient.
Volunteers interested in direct patient and family assistance are asked to complete a 30 hour volunteer training course.
Volunteers can help with data entry, creating forms and preparing documents. Some knowledge of computers is helpful, but not necessary. Volunteers are also needed to answer phones, file documents, operate the copy and fax machines, prepare handout packets and keep the office running smoothly.
Volunteers help us keep the grounds at Margaret's House beautiful and serene.
Indirect non-patient volunteers are asked to complete a 20 hour training course.
For more information on the role and importance of hospice volunteers, please visit the Hospice Foundation of America's website.