At Serenity Hospice, we truly value the work and compassionate hearts of our hospice volunteers. Volunteers are members of our communities that offer their time and energy in assisting hospice patients and their families with basic tasks that can make a great difference. Volunteers create rapport and relationships with patients and their families to provide social exposure and a sense of normality to patients. Volunteers also offer great emotional value as they can often connect with patients on a deep, personal level. What’s discovered through a volunteer's relationship with a patient can also provide other pieces of the hospice care team with valuable insights to improve the patient's comfort and care.
How You Can Become a Part of the Serenity Hospice Volunteer Team
Before entering a patient's home, volunteers must pass a background check and begin volunteer service training. Training gives volunteers the tools to understand the administrative services and patient assistance they may be providing. If you’re unsure whether or not becoming a volunteer is right for you, there are a few traits excellent hospice volunteers possess:
- Compassion and understanding towards those who are on the end-of-life journey
- Respect for all people, cultures, and religious and political views
- Comfort with silence and listening to others
At Serenity Hospice, we truly value our volunteers and want to encourage both our patients and their loved ones to enjoy the experience of having these incredible people as friends. If you’d like to learn more about the volunteer services we provide, becoming a volunteer, or to set up an appointment to meet with one of our providers, call our office at (512) 985-6107. If you have any questions, please submit your inquiry using our convenient online form.