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?
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?
Some volunteers share their favorite memories in the following video.
685 Good Drive, Lancaster
Thursday, April 6 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Must be available to attend all sessions. Application deadline: March 23
Lancaster Volunteer Training
685 Good Drive, Lancaster
This session is also live-cast at our York office, 224 St. Charles Way.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
July 11 – 25
Must be available to attend all sessions. Application deadline: June 27
For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at
(717) 295-3900 or email@example.com.
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.