Becoming A Seasons Hospice Volunteer
Are you interested in learning more about how you can volunteer to support patients and families, and the ongoing mission of Seasons Hospice? This page will help guide you through the steps to move forward in joining our team of over 270 volunteers.
Step One: Learn About Volunteering at Seasons Hospice
Please read through the volunteer opportunities page and see what interests you. Then, consider the time that you have available to commit to volunteering with Seasons Hospice. If you can volunteer for a minimum of four hours monthly, and can attend initial training and ongoing educational sessions, then please read the below information and requirements. When you're ready, you can apply via our online application.
Direct caregivers provide support and comfort to our hospice patients and families. Volunteers who provide direct care connect with patients wherever they call home. Home can be their personal residence, a hospital, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. Caregiving may include providing companionship, transportation, assisting with chores, running errands, or providing respite for the family caregiver.
Indirect caregivers help to further the goals and mission of Seasons Hospice by providing non-patient based assistance in the office, outdoor work or light housekeeping at the Seasons Hospice House, or lending a hand with special projects.
Step Two: Self-evaluation
Our volunteers are special people. It takes courage, empathy, and good interpersonal skills to thrive in the Seasons Hospice environment. Please take a moment to consider your own skill set and readiness by asking yourself the following questions:
- Do I have deep emotional maturity and sensitivity?
- Am I able to communicate effectively?
- Can I accept people as they are, regardless of their condition or circumstances?
- Am I able to be flexible and also work cooperatively as part of a team?
- Do I have personal awareness of end-of-life transitions and the grieving process?
Step Three: Trainings
We provide training programs to prepare you for your important work.
Our indirect caregivers are given a basic orientation to hospice.
Direct caregivers participate in a three-day comprehensive training, and a minimum of four inservice trainings each year.
Additional details regarding trainings will be provided once you are accepted as a Seasons Hospice volunteer.
Step Four: Application and Interview
To apply for a volunteer position, please complete the online application and schedule an interview with the volunteer coordinator by clicking the below buttons.