We love and appreciate our wonderful Good Shepherd Hospice volunteers who are the cornerstone of what we do. As a Good Shepherd Hospice volunteer, you will have a profound impact on the quality of life experienced by our patients. Your very presence and the simple act of holding a hand can sometimes be the most precious gift you can give.
There are many different things you can do to assist in the care of our patients and their families. Volunteers sometimes sit with a patient and give their family caregiver a break to just go out and run routine errands, maybe even reading or talking to the patient, or assisting with office help for our Good Shepherd Hospice administrators. If your question is, “When would I volunteer?” the answer is: whenever you are available. We have need for volunteers every day!
When you volunteer with Good Shepherd Hospice, there is the signup process that includes background checks, drug screening and orientation. After all, we want to make sure the people we send into someone’s home are of the highest character and abilities.
Once approved as a volunteer, you will have a coordinator who works with you on assignments, directions and introductions. All hospice volunteers are given assignments that best suit their time, skills and interests.
Interested in volunteering?
Simply fill out the Volunteer Contact form below, and one of our Volunteer Coordinators will contact you over the following business day.
Once a full volunteer application has been processed, a member of Good Shepherd Hospice’s volunteer services team will contact you to schedule volunteer orientation and training.
The purpose of orientation and training is to ensure our hospice volunteers are acquainted with the Good Shepherd Hospice philosophy, as well as the agency’s mission, values, policies and procedures. Each training session is tailored to the volunteer’s specific role within the organization, including office support, community education, special events or working directly with our hospice patients and families. The amount of training you receive will depend upon the type of help you would like to give as a volunteer.
The volunteer orientation and training process is always ongoing at Good Shepherd Hospice. We do our best to accommodate our prospective volunteers’ schedules when performing orientation and training.
If you are interested in volunteering at Good Shepherd Hospice simply use the form to the left and we’ll be in touch with next steps!
If you have any questions about the application process or would like additional information about becoming a Good Shepherd Hospice volunteer, please call (828) 516-1104.