Volunteers make up the heart of hospice care. People like you who volunteer have been touched by kindness and want to give back. While many volunteers are family and friends of a hospice care patient, our volunteers are always people who wish to help others who need it.
Hospice volunteers are compassionate and committed to excellence. They have a respect for the patients’ comfort and families struggling with end-of-life health problems. Our volunteers received training and are prepared to provide needed care. Hospice volunteers become an involved part a family group of individuals who are dedicated to fulfilling a promise to help people in need.
Volunteer contributions can include:
Direct Patient Volunteer
- Listening to the concerns of a patient
- Playing games, listening to music and reading
- Providing transportation or running errands for patients
- Serving as an interpreter
- Providing breaks to family caregivers
- Filing, data entry
- Assisting office staff with tasks
What We are Looking for in a Volunteer
We welcome volunteers with special training and education, but the main qualities we look for in a volunteer are compassion, dependability, commitment, and maintaining confidentiality. If you think you fit this description, join our volunteer team. Your assistance makes a huge difference in others’ quality of life. For everything you give, you’ll receive so much more.
How to Become a Volunteer
The following steps outline how to become a volunteer with Accredited Hospices of America’s hospice program in Sugar Land, Texas:
- Complete a comprehensive volunteer application
- Go through an in-person interview with our Coordinator of Volunteers
- Successfully complete and pass the following:
- background checks
- TB screening
- drug tests
- Completion of comprehensive hospice volunteer training program
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call us today at 832-408-7999 and begin the process now.