All volunteers receive training to ensure that they are comfortable with their assigned tasks. There are several different ways that you can become involved with Comfort Hospice:
- Offering companionship and support to our patients and their family members
- Providing assistance with clerical duties within our office
- Assisting in our bereavement department
- Supporting special projects behind the scenes
- Youth Volunteers (between the ages of 14-17) may volunteer to assist with the administrative duties within our office
Comfort Hospice Volunteer training classes are free of charge and are now forming.
- Administrative volunteers receive 1 ½ – 2 hours of training and must undergo a background check and drug screen*
- Youth volunteers receive 1 ½ – 2 hours of training
- Direct patient volunteers receive 10 hours of training and must undergo a background check, drug screen and annual TB test, and are offered an optional Hepatitis B immunization*
*All background checks, drug screens, TB testing and Hepatitis B immunizations are paid for by Comfort Hospice.
In order to better serve our patients and their families, this application was developed specifically for our hospice program. Some of the questions may seem personal or private, however this information has proven to be most helpful in making volunteer assignments.
If you have recently experienced a significant loss, we would encourage you to wait a period of at least one year prior to volunteering with us, in order to focus on your own healing.