Our Volunteer Program
Opportunities to consider:
Companion volunteers are friendly visitors who provide social interaction and emotional support to patients in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities or private homes. They read aloud or play music for patients, listen with an open heart, sit with patients during facility events, take them outside or simply hold their hand.
Pet Therapy support dogs and their owners are specially trained and certified, and foster the special connection between dogs and humans.
Vet-to-Vet volunteers are active military personnel or veterans who have a unique ability to relate and connect with our veteran patients, providing valuable companionship and one-on-one support. They also have the opportunity to participate in our annual We Honor Veterans event, or to help us honor the service of our veteran patients throughout the year.
Comfort Singers offer peace through soft and comforting vocal selections sung without accompainment ("a cappella") in small groups at the bedside.
Administrative volunteers serve our patients and families providing office support for mailings and other special projects.
Vigil volunteers provide comfort and peace of mind during the patient's final hours when circumstances prevent family members from being present near the end of their loved one's journey.
How can you get started?
We are grateful for your interest in volunteering with Pathways Hospice & Palliative Care. Our Volunteer Coordinator would be delighted to talk with you.
Our compassionate and well-trained volunteers work alongside our professional staff and are a vital part of the care and comfort we provide. Volunteers offer comfort, support, non-medical care and moments of joy. By nature, they are good listeners who are dependable and have a strong desire to reach out with love and concern to others.
Volunteering is a rewarding way to "give back," and a great way to connect with members of your community. Hours are flexible and you can volunteer as much or as little time as you choose in a geographical area convenient to you. Training is provided.