Volunteers help patients and caregivers
Volunteers are an essential part of the patient care team at Unity Hospice. Our patients and staff always get a great boost from a volunteer so willing to open their hearts and give their time to those in hospice treatment.
Volunteer needs can vary, and we have created specific roles to best support our patients. They include:
Patient Care Volunteer
You will visit our patients where they call home. An open heart and good listening skills are required. You may stay with the patient while the caregiver/loved one takes a few moments for their own or runs an errand, or you may be asked to help with a chore or errand, or maybe even play cards or checkers with the patient.
Paws for Patients Volunteer
You and your certified therapy pet will visit our patients to provide companionship, which is especially beneficial for patients who have had to leave their own pets behind. Your pet must be certified for this work.
Music and Memory Volunteer
Music and Memory Volunteer: Work with our Alzheimer’s patients by helping them find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through the gift of personalized music. We will provide the music.
Music Support Volunteer
If you are a musician who would love to share your gift of music with our patients, we would love to have you.
Student Intern Volunteers
We have many internship opportunities in Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Gerontology, and Chaplaincy for credit.
Help brighten a patient’s day by picking up flowers that have been donated to Unity Hospice. You can help create special arrangements for patients or spread joy by delivering flowers to our patients.
Military veterans can help visit fellow veterans who are patients and share stories and common experiences.
You will help provide support in a variety of ways to grieving families and loved ones.
Testimonial from loved ones
“We as a family often talk about the care and comfort that Unity Hospice provided to (our loved one) during his last months of life and we will always be grateful for the care and kindness you showed him. I can only wish that everyone at the end of their life would receive the support (he) had.”