Hospice respite volunteer
Providence Hospice respite volunteers provide comfort and companionship to terminally ill patients so that exhausted family caregivers can take a break. In one-on-one time with a patient in their home setting, you might read a book aloud, reminisce about the past, help make lunch, assist to the bathroom, laugh and cry together, or simply sit quietly and provide supportive presence. Each patient is unique; each volunteer assignment is different; but every patient and every assignment will touch your heart and bring something special into your life. Volunteers must complete a 32-hour training and orientation program and must undergo a screening process, including a criminal record check. Respite volunteers must be at least 18 years old. For information about the orientation program, please call us.