Volunteer

Volunteersare the heart of hospice.

Volunteers do not have more time, they have more heart.

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Our Mission

We inspire hope by positively impacting the way our community experiences serious illness or grief — one family at a time.

What We Do:

Volunteers bring comfort and compassion to terminally ill patients and their caregivers in the patients’ homes or in care facilities. They offer companionship, relief time for caregivers, help with errands, transportation to appointments or a vigil presence for dying patients. Volunteers also help with organizational support such as administrative, special events and special projects.

Community volunteers are essential partners in the success of Big Bend Hospice. Offering your time in any of our volunteer positions supports our compassionate work with patients and families. By joining our volunteer family, you will experience many ways to give that are both meaningful and enjoyable. We hope you'll join us!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Patient/Family Volunteer:  Provide companionship, relieve caregivers so that they can get some time away, provide transportation and run errands, meal preparation and other important support in the patients’ home, assisted living facility, nursing home or Hospice House.
  • Hospice House Volunteer:  Serve as a greeter and help orient visitors, assist House staff, arrange flowers, work in the garden and much more.
  • Vigil Volunteer:  Sit with patients and/or families during the final hours of life.
  • Valor Volunteer: Join our team of military veteran and veteran supportive volunteers that give honor to veteran patients through a ceremony that honors the patients’ military service to our nation.
  • Caring Quilter: Do you like to quilt? Join a group of local quilters that create lap quilts for individual Big Bend Hospice patients. 
  • Volunteer Chaplain: Congregational leaders and ministerial professionals can join our volunteer team and provide spiritual support to patients and families.
  • Voices of the Heart Volunteer:  Help patients’ document memories and stories as a legacy for their loved ones through various media.
  • Comfort Callers:  Take time out of your schedule to phone patients, engage them in conversation or inquire about their needs.
  • Caring Tree Volunteer:  Assist with monthly grief support for children and teens.
  • Camp Volunteer: Assist with the one day camps for children and teens.
  • Community Education Volunteer:  Represent Big Bend Hospice at health fairs and community events.
  • Administrative Volunteer: Perform important duties such as data entry, filing, copying and mailings.
  • Special Event Volunteer: Staff the Trees of Remembrance and assist with other fund raising and special events.
  • Advisory Councilmember:  Meet regularly to advise Big Bend Hospice on County issues and help raise awareness of hospice services in their community.