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 just need a desire to make a meaningful difference. We will provide you with a comprehensive training program that will help you decide  where to begin your volunteering journey.

2018 Volunteer Training

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

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

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

(Application deadline: March 22)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 12 – 26, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Lancaster)

 (Application deadline:  May 29)

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 15 – 29 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (Lancaster)

(Application deadline: Oct 1)

-Lancaster Training held at 685 Good Drive, Lancaster, live-cast in York

-York Training held at 235 St. Charles Way, Suite 250, York, live-cast in Lancaster

Click here to complete an online volunteer application.

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 and community relations.

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

Where am I needed most?

We always need volunteers to assist patients and families. If you have transportation, are available several hours a week, and are a people-person this may be a perfect fit! However you may be able to help we are very thankful.

How can I get started?

Click here to complete an online volunteer application.

Give us a call at (717) 295-3900 to receive more information. A volunteer coordinator will  schedule your training where you will explore what volunteer service best matches your interests.

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

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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