Volunteer Video

Dan Farmer interview

VolunteerVolunteer Coordinators

Hospice & Community Care volunteers are truly the heart of our organization. They make important contributions to the lives of our patients and their families every day. To become a Hospice & Community Care volunteer, you do not need any previous experience with hospice care, just a genuine commitment to meet the needs of patients and families. We will provide you with a comprehensive training program that will help you decide on where to begin your volunteering journey.

What volunteer opportunities are available?
Depending on your skills and strengths, there are multiple service opportunities available. Patient and Family support options include Home Hospice (in patient homes), Nursing Home Visitors, Bereavement, Coping Kids & Teens and Hospice Inpatient Center volunteers. Support options that are not with patients include office and foyer volunteers, as well as special projects, such as fundraising, community relations and "green thumb" (volunteers to help in the gardens at the Hospice Center).

Do I need any special skills?
Hospice volunteers are special; they're sensitive to others, they're non-judgmental and they have the ability to listen. Most importantly they really care. Additional skills and talents may also be very useful.

I want to be helpful, but feel unprepared.
Hospice provides training for all volunteers with sessions offered at varying times to accommodate your needs and your schedule. A medical background or experience is not necessary. Upcoming training sessions are scheduled throughout the year.

Where am I needed most?
We always need more volunteers to assist patients and families. If you have transportation, are available several hours a week, and are a "people" person, this service may be of interest to you. In addition, there are a variety of other volunteer opportunities offered for a number of different shifts.

How can I get started?
Click here to complete an online volunteer application , or give us a call to receive more information. A volunteer coordinator will meet with you to schedule your training, where you will explore what volunteer service best matches your talents and availability.

How can I find out more?
Just pick up the phone and call Hospice & Community Care. One of our Volunteer Coordinators will speak with you to familiarize you with our programs and answer any specific questions you may have.

2016 Volunteer Training Schedule

January through June

Lancaster area Volunteer Training

Held at our Lancaster County location at 685 Good Drive, Lancaster.
Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
January 19, 26, February 2,916
Snow make up day February 23

Must be available to attend all sessions. Application deadline: January 5.

York area Volunteer Training

Held at our York County location at 224 St. Charles Way, York
Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14
Snow make up date April 21.

Must be available to attend all sessions. Application deadline: March 3.

Lancaster area Volunteer Training

Held at our Lancaster County location at 685 Good Drive, Lancaster.
Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8:30/9 p.m.
April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

Must be available to attend all sessions. Application deadline: April 11.

York Area Volunteer Training

Held at our York County location at 224 St. Charles Way, York
Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
June 13, 16, 20, 23, 27

Must be available to attend all sessions. Application deadline: May 31.

For more information, please contact the Volunteer Services team at 717-295-3900.

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For us, Hospice is the essence of love, understanding and support for their fellow man and will always have my support. Thanks!
The Doerschuk Families
Lancaster, PA