The HomeCare & Hospice Guild
The Guild serves as a fundraising arm for HomeCare & Hospice. Each year Guild members raise thousands of dollars for Hospice services through the Spring Bouquet Sale. Guild members also serve as volunteers for events such as the Tree of Life ceremonies, the Hospice Walk and the Home & Garden Show.
Hospice Patient and Respite Volunteers
A volunteer can be an important asset…as a listener – someone to talk with, reminisce and provide support to patients and their families. Support can include visiting, reading, taking walks or writing letters. Volunteers also provide a much needed opportunity for caregivers to have some personal time to run errands or simply take care of themselves. Family members no doubt also appreciate a visit from a compassionate friend who understands what they are going through.
Provide support to grieving families through visits, phone calls and special bereavement events, such as children’s programs and Tree of Life ceremony.
Office volunteers assist in all HomeCare & Hospice locations with clerical projects, mailings and phone support.
Professional Skills Volunteers
Professional volunteers offer their skills and talents – such as hairdressers, notaries, attorneys, writers, masseuses, artists and pet therapists, RNs, LPNs, and CNAs. Professional licenses and certifications are required.
Special Event Volunteers
Special event volunteers spread the word about Hospice and assist with special events, such as our annual Tree of Life ceremony, the Spring Bouquet Sale, the Hospice Walk, and the Uphill Challenge.
Veterans Serving Veterans
As part of the We Honor Veterans initiative with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Veterans Administration (VA), HomeCare & Hospice actively recruits veterans and their families to serve as hospice volunteers to visit patients who are also veterans. These veteran volunteers share a special and meaningful camaraderie with their hospice patients.