Each year, hundreds of volunteers tell us that touching the lives of Transitions LifeCare patients and families are among their most rewarding experiences. We offer a variety of ways to use your hands, hearts and talents to offer hope and comfort. Ways you can make a difference include:
- Family Support Volunteers – provide respite, emotional and household assistance to hospice patients and their families.
- Massage Therapy – provided by licensed massage therapists.
- Pet Therapy - for volunteers recognized by a pet partners program.
- Music and the expressive arts.
- Transitions GriefCare Children Volunteers – assist with set up and greeting of support group attendees, help with hospitality and assist professional facilitators as needed.
- Ambassadors – provide talks and educational events to corporations, civic groups, faith communities, and health care providers on end-of-life care issues.
- Administrative Support Volunteers – assist with special projects and provide clerical support in a professional medical environment.
- Assistance with fundraisers and special events.
- Other Creative Ways – Individuals may offer a special talent or service such as supportive phone calls, yard work, care packages, homemade meals, or baked goods.
- Veteran Recognition - Volunteer veterans acknowledge the military service and sacrifices made by the Veteran and his/her family.
- Vigil Volunteer - Vigil volunteers are called when hospice patients are actively dying and do not have family or friends to sit with them, or have family members who need respite. The shifts are generally for four hours, and can last through the night.
How to Become a Volunteer
To learn more about how to become a volunteer, go to our Become a Volunteer page.