We couldn’t do this work without our volunteers. Will you join our hospice team? The gift of your time can help keep the spark in someone’s life.
In this role, you connect with people who need someone to spend time with them. Maybe you read the morning paper to a person whose eyesight isn’t what it used to be. Or you play cards with someone whose family isn’t available that day. Sometimes you’re called upon to lend a compassionate ear or simply sit with a person so they’re not alone. You might assist with light housekeeping, grocery shopping, or giving someone a ride to an appointment.
Often our companionship volunteers are giving a much-needed break to a family member or caregiver who needs a little time for themselves.
You’ll never be asked to provide any personal cares (medications, hygiene). Your simple-but-vital responsibility is to be present for a person who needs some friendly support for a short while.
Share your unique gifts. Our special talent volunteers enrich lives in many compelling ways. Do you sing or play an instrument? Can you cut hair? Maybe you paint or give hand massages. If you have a passion or a special skill, there’s probably someone who would love you to share it with them.
- Jackie S., Lifesprk Volunteer
You’ll get all of the training you need. You just have to be a non-judgmental, caring individual, interested in people, who likes to listen and talk. A sense of humor is a plus.
Whatever role you choose, you will be cherished here at Lifesprk Hospice. Our volunteers teach us something new every day.