Medical Services Hospice Volunteering at Hospice Find a Location Find a Doctor Hospice Menu What is Hospice Care Supportive Services Music Therapy Massage Therapy Pet Therapy Grief Support STARS Support Groups Equine Adventure Camp for Kids How You Can Help Volunteering at Hospice Donate to Hospice Send a Care Card Resources Advance Directives FAQs Veterans Services Palliative Care Inpatient Care Clinical Services Footprints Perinatal Program Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Volunteers make a huge contribution to the work of St. Elizabeth Hospice, and are at the heart of our work. The spirit of hospice volunteering is borne from a genuine desire to give comfort, peace, and care to patients, caregivers, and families during the end of life. As a St. Elizabeth Hospice volunteer, you become part of a person’s life when help is needed most. We welcome all those who wish to be a part of the special services we provide through volunteering. No service is too small and we have many options for engaging with our program. How do you want to serve our patients and families? For More Information St. Elizabeth Volunteer Program Volunteer Coordinator (859) 301-4622 Nursing Home Volunteers These volunteers provide weekly companionship visits to the patient in the long term care setting, can offer support to the patient’s caregiver via telephone, or provide visits at end-of-life if no family is available to stay with the patient through our Compassionate Companion program. Home Care Volunteers It is very challenging to be a 24/7 caregiver. Home care volunteers usually provide weekly visits to a patient in the home providing respite for their caregiver enabling them to keep up with everyday life activities such as grocery shopping. Direct Patient Care Volunteers You may be eligible to provide direct care to our patients, which is one of the most rewarding experiences that our Program offers. These volunteers serve on the inpatient unit under the supervision of an RN or Certified Nursing Assistant assisting with patient care, stocking linens, and assisting with meals. Clerical Volunteers These volunteers assist the staff with clerical duties within the home care office such as data entry, filing, copying and collating materials. They may also assist at the reception desk. Bereavement Volunteers These volunteers serve under the direction of the Bereavement Coordinator and may provide monthly bereavement calls. They may also provide assistance for memorial services, dove delivery and our STARS bereavement groups. Patio Pals These volunteers assist us with landscaping, gardening, bird feeding and other projects as determined by the hospice team. Memorial and Keepsake Volunteers We also need volunteers to donate their talents in sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. These volunteers help our program provide meaningful keepsakes for loved ones. How Can I Apply? Volunteers should contact the Hospice volunteer coordinator for more information. Our volunteers undergo a 20-hour training course, along with ongoing education. While the training is rigorous, our volunteers will tell you it is well worth the effort. Learning materials are provided both online and in a classroom setting. Trainings are held four times per year, or as needed. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to apply. Please call our volunteer coordinator at (859) 301-4622 or contact us by email for more information about volunteer opportunities.