Volunteer

Volunteers are at the heart of Hospice & Community Care.

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.

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. You do not need prior experience or need to have been involved with hospice.

I want to be helpful, but feel unprepared.

We provide 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.

Volunteer Training – Monday, January 6 and 13 & Wednesday, January 8 and 15
(snow make up day January 22)
1 to 4 p.m., Hospice & Community Care
The Essa Flory Center, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster
The application deadline is December 23; click here to complete the application

Volunteer Training – Tuesday, March 24 and 31 & March 31 and April 2
1 to 4 p.m., Hospice & Community Care
The Essa Flory Center, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster
The application deadline is March 10; click here to complete the application

Volunteer Training – Monday, July 13 and 20 & Wednesday 15 and 22
6 to 9 p.m., Hospice & Community Care
The Essa Flory Center, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster
The application deadline is June 29; click here to complete the application

Volunteer Training – Tuesday, September 29 and October 6 & Thursday, October 1 and 8
6 to 9 p.m., Hospice & Community Care
The Essa Flory Center, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster
The application deadline is September 15; click here to complete the application

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.