How Can I Become A Hospice Volunteer?
If you have a passion for caring for others, you should consider becoming a Hospice Volunteer in Missoula or Polson. Please contact Katrina Mikiah, Volunteer Coordinator at 406-327-3657, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s It Like To Be A Partners Volunteer?
You can make a difference in the lives of Hospice Patients and their families.
As a Hospice Volunteer, you can choose to work with individuals and their families by giving the gifts of compassion and emotional support.
You may also choose activities such as running errands, walking a pet, assisting with clerical functions, or involvement with the fundraising team. Whatever path you choose, your efforts will enhance the quality of life for those we serve and give you a deep sense of personal gratification.
Our Hospice Volunteers Are Extraordinary
And sometimes our volunteers are in the news.
“…in her seventh month of hospice care, McConnaha’s hospice volunteer Danielle Axe arranged a surprise flying lesson… I think a lot of people think of hospice as giving up, and it is absolutely not at all,” Axe said. “It’s making that time of your life the best that it can possibly be.”
Types of Volunteers
Office Volunteers complete tasks such as filing, answering the phone, bulk mail preparation, data entry, and more.
Professional & Family Support Volunteers share their talents and occupational skills such as massage therapy and certified pet companions.
Special Event Volunteers offer their own unique services for events such as health fairs, Tree of Life ceremony, and community outreach.
Bereavement Volunteers are available to provide emotional support to family members after the patient’s death.
Hospice Volunteers come from all walks of humanity. Some love to read to others, some like to make tea, some like to look at pictures of wildlife, some like to talk, and some like to listen. We welcome all who have a passion for caring for others.
Some Hospice patients are Veterans who once served their country. These people have a special appreciation for Veteran Volunteers. Common interests; personal private discussions; that bond with another who has a shared experience… these are priceless gifts to a Veteran Hospice patient.
Recruiting Pet Ambassadors
Do you have the sweetest, most gentle, loving pet, one that longs to give and receive love? We bet your very own furry friend has enough love to share with others. A training class is coming soon!