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Become a Hospice Volunteer

Our life-changing work cannot happen without volunteers. No medical knowledge is required; just a kind heart, commitment to our mission and your time.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for Homeland Hospice, working directly with patients or volunteering from our office or your home. You can choose to have direct contact with patients or to provide assistance indirectly by supporting the Homeland Hospice team.

Homeland Hospice volunteers who interact directly with patients provide companionship and join patients in a variety of activities such as reading, playing cards or games, listening to music together and reminiscing. Volunteers also may help with simple household activities and running errands.  Perhaps most important, volunteers provide emotional support – to the patient and the family – including giving family members short breaks. Learn more by reading this volunteer story.

A Spotlight on Homeland Hospice Volunteers

Assisting behind-the-scenes in our Hospice office may involve scanning documents into medical records, assisting with mailings and making phone calls.

Volunteers help Homeland Hospice provide extra care and services to our patients and families by making home-cooked meals (soups and casseroles), quilts, cards, artwork and more.

Absolutely and we are always open to ideas! Do you have a beautiful flower garden and want to share bouquets? Are you able to cut hair and/or provide manicures? (Current PA license needed.) Perhaps you enjoy baking and would like to make and deliver cupcakes for patient birthdays!

Your volunteer schedule can be as flexible as you need it to be. Serve several times a week, once a week or once or twice month.  You can determine the distance you are willing to drive to volunteer as well.


Homeland offers a self-study volunteer orientation, allowing you to complete training at home, at your own pace and on your own schedule. Or you can meet one-on-one with the volunteer coordinator to review the training information. Ongoing training is provided online, via newsletter and in-person to continue to enhance your skills and create opportunities to meet and interact with other volunteers.

For more information, email Tamara Jaroszewski , Coordinator of Volunteers, or call 717-221-7890.