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Volunteering with Luminary Hospice.

Hospice volunteers can be a beacon of light to our patients and families. Even if you work behind the scenes, you will be helping others at a time of great need.

patient support volunteers

Volunteers provide companionship to the patient and respite for the caregiver. Ways to help include:

  • Friendly visits
  • Reading to patients
  • Light housekeeping
  • Running errands
  • Writing letters
  • Meal preparation

Administrative volunteers

Volunteers assist hospice staff, typically in the office. Ways to help include:

  • Copying, faxing, filing and other light office work
  • Sending birthday cards, sympathy cards, thinking of you cards
  • Making deliveries

Bereavement volunteers

Volunteers can provide hope and healing for those who have lost loved ones, especially for family members without a solid support network.

  • Visit with the bereaved in person or by phone
  • Assist with grief support groups
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Coordinate community resources
  • Help Bereavement Coordinator with mailings and calls

veteran-to-veteran volunteers

Luminary is proud to participate in the We Honor Veterans program. Trained veteran volunteers offer camaraderie and compassionate care for fellow veterans. Our veteran-to-veteran volunteers understand the unique needs of veterans because they ARE veterans.

Complementary volunteer services.

We welcome other specialized volunteers to provide services to our patients, such as:

Reiki practitioners

Aroma therapists

Pet therapy teams

Art therapists

Music therapists

Hair stylists

*For all complementary volunteer services, the volunteers must be certified or licensed.

Volunteer training

Volunteers are an essential part of the hospice care team. After completing training, volunteers decide on the amount of time they give. Whether you give a few hours a month or several hours a week; all efforts are appreciated and needed. Luminary will work around your schedule.

Am I the right fit? Consider the qualities of an effective hospice volunteer:

  • Good listener
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Empathy and openness
  • Willingness to serve, whether directly with families or behind the scenes