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Youth For Hospice

Youth for Hospice (YFH) was founded in 2008 by 12 sophomores at Clarkstown North High School in New City. The legacy they left behind continues to grow and the current membership of Youth for Hospice is comprised of boys and girls, freshmen to seniors, and has expanded to several other area high schools. Pearl River High School and Clarkstown North are currently the most active Youth for Hospice chapters. We are hoping that more local area high schools want to become more involved with YFH!

Youth for Hospice members may meet independently with their high school chapter and UH will host Youth for Hospice meetings for all participating high school chapters at mutually scheduled times when needed during the school year. These meetings will facilitate the coordination of community service projects, fundraising events, volunteering in the UH office and at UH special events. All of us at United Hospice are so grateful to have this energetic and committed group of high school students working with us, and we are always looking to recruit more YFH members!


United Hospice's Youth for Hospice is a youth volunteer group coordinated by local high school students whose mission is to educate the younger generation about Hospice and provide students with community service hours all while giving back to their community. Students can also create fundraising events that benefit UH, they can volunteer in the office and at UH special events. 


Youth for Hospice members want to share their enthusiasm and community spirit about United Hospice with the hope that it attracts more teen volunteers in the years to come.

For more information about becoming a YFH member or starting a chapter, please contact Marie Wood Smith, Volunteer Program Coordinator at 845.634.4974, or email

Download YFH application here.  Click here for process of requesting community service hours.  Click here for letter to request community service hours.