24-Hour Phone Number

(717) 560-8141

(877) 506-0149

24-Hour Phone Number

(717) 560-8141

(877) 506-0149



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 opportunities to volunteer. Patient and Family support options include Home Hospice (in patient homes), Nursing Home Visitors, Bereavement, and Hospice Inpatient Center volunteers. Other support options that are not with patients include office and foyer volunteers, as well as special projects, such as fundraising, community relations and volunteers to help in the gardens.

Do I need any special skills?

Hospice volunteers are special: they’re sensitive to others, they’re non-judgmental, they have the ability to listen and, most important: they really care. Additional skills and talents may also be very useful, but no special skills are required. Hospice & Community Care volunteers do not need prior experience, nor do they need to have been involved with hospice.

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. Additional training and in-service programs are scheduled throughout the year. Volunteer coordinators are available at all times for support, and fellow volunteers offer a wonderful support system.

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 at (717) 295-3900 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?

Call Hospice & Community Care at (717) 295-3900. A Volunteer Coordinator will speak with you to familiarize you with our programs and answer any specific questions you may have. 

Read the latest version of Volunteer Voice, our volunteer newsletter.

Some volunteers share their favorite memories in the following video.

2018 Lancaster Volunteer Training

685 Good Drive, Lancaster

Sessions also live-cast at our York office, 224 St. Charles Way

Must be available to attend all sessions.

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

January 17 – February 14

(Application Deadline:  January 3)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

June 12 – 26

 (Application deadline:  May 29)

 2018 York Volunteer Training

224 St. Charles Way Suite 200, York

Sessions also live-cast in our Lancaster office, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster

Must be available to attend all sessions.

Thursday, April 5, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 7, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

(Application deadline: March 22)


For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at (717) 295-3900 or info@hospicecommunity.org.

Hospice & Community Care does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, financial status or resources, or any other legally protected characteristic.


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