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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 YFH is comprised of freshmen to seniors. It has expanded to several other area high schools, with Pearl River High School and Clarkstown North currently being the most active chapters. We are hoping to get more local area high schools involved with our program.

YFH members may meet independently with their high school chapter and United Hospice (UH) will host their meetings for all participating chapters at mutually scheduled times as needed during the school year. These meetings will facilitate volunteering through the coordination of community service projects, fundraising events, office administrative duties and special events. During this current COVID-19 pandemic YFH members have continued to offer their services by virtually volunteering.

All of us at UH 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 mission is to empower the younger generation and develop our YFH members into creative, hardworking and motivated visioneers, who understands the importance of Hospice care and giving back to the community.


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

Youth for Hospice Flyer

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