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About Hospice Volunteering

A Hospice Volunteer is an important asset to the Hospice team. They offer the companionship, and warmth that sometimes the  patients in hospice are in most need of. The presence of a volunteer can drastically change the atmosphere within a patients home. Whether it is simply helping in preparing their next meal, or sitting down to play a game of chess,  a volunteer’s presence makes a huge impact in this difficult stage of a patients life.

Lend a helping hand, be that support to the one who is not only hurting physically, but emotionally—from  loneliness, or even past regrets they may be reliving. And you will undoubtably gain a better understanding and perspective of life, and what really matters.


 
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Some Responsibilities of a Hospice Volunteer

  • Be a friend/listening ear.
  • Run errands/Personal Care Appointments
  • Prepare meals and assist patient with eating if needed
  • Help tidy up the house
  • Transport the patient to their doctor’s appointments
  • Provide comfort and support
  • Play a favorite board or card game
  • Help the patient’s caregiver with their errands and other daily tasks
  • Inform hospice staff of the patients’ needs

Serving the communities of Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Folsom & surrounding

If you're interested in becoming a hospice volunteer for RCHC,
please give us a call at 916-858-1440 or email our
Volunteer Coordinator at mariam.nersisyan@rchcinc.org