Hundreds of volunteers are the incredible force behind United Hospice’s Volunteer Team. UH’s volunteers provide a variety of services that impact Hospice patients and their families on a daily basis, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Whether it’s providing companionship to a patient, running errands, answering phones, doing data entry, fundraising, sitting vigil or making a bereavement call, volunteers are an important part of our team. There is no task that is too small or without impact to families during this difficult time in their lives.
Some of our current volunteers have worked alongside our staff for over 20 years and we consider them a dedicated and valued part of our staff.
Volunteers provide support and bring relief, companionship, cheerfulness and solace in many ways, yet often tell us they receive more than they give.
Many of our volunteers have been touched personally by Hospice and wish to give back. UH recommends that you wait approximately one year after the death of a loved one before volunteering to work directly with patients.
Direct Care Volunteer Support volunteer directly with patients and/or their families in providing companionship, caregiver respite, errands, pet therapy and other services.
Direct Care Volunteer Support volunteers are required to complete and submit a volunteer application and take a training course.
Non-Direct Care Volunteer Support provide a variety of services that impact patients and their families indirectly as well. These volunteers assist us in the office by providing clerical support, assisting with special events, fundraising committees, community outreach and more.
Non-Direct Care Volunteer Support volunteers are required to complete and submit a volunteer application and participate in an informal orientation.
Community Service Volunteers may provide service in ways that are general, from building maintenance to grounds keeping and also through our Youth for Hospice Program. Please note, however, if you are mandated to do community service through Rockland County, we may provide an opportunity for you to fulfill your service obligation during regular business hours Monday through Friday only.
People of all ages from all walks of life become UH volunteers. Many have personally seen the value of United Hospice’s programs and services. Most are concerned about end-of-life care issues and have a desire to help others.
Please complete the application below or print the PDF Volunteer Application.
If you are interested in any of the above volunteer opportunities, please contact UH's Volunteer Program Coordinator at 845.634.4974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.