We offer a variety of volunteer programs in the hospice, facilities, and in the community.
Volunteers provide early support in the illness journey. They receive Nav-CARE training skills to search for ways for adults living at home to access services & resources promoting better health & ability to stay connected to their communities.
Friendly Visitor (Hospice, facility & community)
Volunteers companion clients that are alone, lonely and/or isolated. These volunteers can play cards or games, read to, reminisce, etc. with clients.
Adult Day Program (Community)
Basic Adult Day Programs are appropriate for medically stable individuals and focus primarily on socialization needs, maintaining optimal physical and cognitive functioning, and the provision of caregiver respite. Each day is intentionally designed with the preferences, interests and needs of each member in mind. The schedule is predictable to help with memory retention, yet flexible to accommodate individual preference and endurance. The content varies to provide interesting and stimulating programming. Everyday living activities are incorporated throughout the day to feel like home. The volunteer’s role is to assist client engagement in all programs, as well as support staff breaks over the lunch hour.
Mealtime Assistant (Hospice, facility & community)
Volunteer complete Mealtime Assistant Training to companion clients during mealtime. Volunteers provide set-up, encourage & guide clients during meals & report results.
Pet Visitation (Hospice & Community)
Volunteers complete Pet Screening with their pets to companion clients & their families.
Vigil (Hospice & Community)
Volunteers complete Palliative Care Training (which we provide yearly) to companion or sit with clients near death.
Respite (Hospice & Community)
Highly trained volunteers offer companionship, safety and supervision for the care receiver to provide relief, time away, and potential self-care for a primary caregiver.
Virtual Care/Pen Pal (Hospice & Community)
Volunteers are paired with clients to provide virtual visitation, help them with smart devices, write letters to/with clients when they are no longer able to write but would like to send cards, etc.
General Needs/Helping Hands (Hospice only)
Volunteers help with daily needs to keep the hospice “homelike” for the clients living there by watering flowers, washing dishes in the family kitchen area, doing laundry when needed, etc. Volunteers help decorate for seasons or holidays, make special crafts, put fliers together for upcoming events or workshops, and assist with activity-based workshops or events.
Volunteers participate in many different areas of events from helping with planning, folding brochures, creating posters, coordination, greeting visitors & providing information about the Society, volunteer opportunities, set up, and take down.