“Hospice volunteers are individuals who have stepped forward to make a difference in the lives of other people in their communities and they are vital members of the hospice and palliative care interdisciplinary team,” said J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president and CEO. “The help, kindness, and support that patients and families receive from hospice volunteers often profoundly changes their experience at the end of life.”
The volunteer program at Hospice of Southern Kentucky is a vital part of our team. The care we give to patients and their families would not be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers. Hospice of Southern Kentucky has opportunities in home, our offices, or at the Hospice House. We need volunteers in all 9 counties we serve.
There are many options available when considering your volunteer time. In addition to visiting with patients, your presence as a volunteer also gives family members the opportunity for a much-needed break. The activities of a volunteer might include light housekeeping, or running errands. Patient-care is not the only way to contribute. If you are interested in volunteering but don't see yourself working with patients; hospice will gladly find ways to use your unique talents. Other volunteer opportunities could include clerical task, helping with support groups, helping with projects, or helping at events such as the annual Chocolate Festival. Volunteers contribute to our mission in many ways.
Please know that a volunteer will never be expected to do something they do not want to do. In addition, all volunteers receive extensive training and support, and there is a Volunteer Coordinator to help if you have questions or concerns. For more information about our volunteer program or to learn how you can become a Hospice of Southern Kentucky volunteer, contact Angie Geron. Use the form above, by phone 270-782-3402, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.