Want to make a difference in your community?
Hospice serves the needs of terminally ill patients and their families. The staff of Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care includes highly trained professionals from a variety of disciplines: Nurses, Home Health Aides, Social Workers, Chaplains, and Bereavement Counselors. Alongside paid Hospice staff, we are privileged to have the support of a dedicated group of people who give selflessly of their time and resources. These people are volunteers.
Whether involved in seeing patients, fundraising or working in the office, our Volunteers are involved in important work. They give of their time and talent because they believe in Hospice. They know and understand the value and the power of improving "quality of life to patients with a limited life expectancy and their families."
Many of our volunteers have cared for someone they loved through serious illness. Hospice volunteers have "been there" and are sensitive to the need for privacy and confidentiality. Volunteers go through specialized training similar to paid staff. Families who use volunteers do not have to entertain them or clean house before they come. A volunteer may run errands for the patient or family, sit with the patient a couple of hours while caregivers take a much needed break, visit to provide emotional support to a fellow veteran, perform light household chores such as folding laundry or washing dishes, assist with pet care, or read or sing to the patient. These are just a few of the things our amazing volunteers can do to support the patient and their family during that final journey. Our volunteers are there to help in practical ways, to care, support and supplement the care provided by our paid professionals.
For more information about becoming a volunteer or to claim your seat for the next training, contact your local office or fill out this form and we will contact you.