What Do Hospice Volunteers Do?

Specially-trained volunteers are a vital part of the Chisholm Trail Hospice Team:

Patient and Family Care Volunteers are matched with a hospice patient and family to provide a variety of supportive services, including, companionship with the patient, respite care for the family and light household duties.

Organizational Support Volunteers
Help with the operation of the Hospice Program, (including office work, trade shows, fairs, golf tournament and other projects)

Can I do the job?

As you wonder whether being a Hospice volunteer is for you, ask Yourself these five questions:

  • Do I work well as a team member?
  • Am I willing to help others in the way they want me to help?
  • Am I flexible enough to accept other views of death without being judgmental?
  • Am I independent enough to work on my own?
  • Do I have a sense of humor as well as empathy?

The Training you will receive:

  • The Mission of Chisholm Trail Hospice
  • Goals of hospice
  • Spiritual Care
  • The Dying Process
  • Grief and Bereavement Care
  • Listening and Communication Skills
  • Family Dynamics
  • Interpersonal Skills

Hospice volunteers are ordinary, caring and adaptable people who have accepted a unique and wonderful way to fulfill their desire to help others.

Volunteer Services are a gift to hospice patients, families and friends.  If you would like to learn more about volunteering for Chisholm Trail Hospice of Duncan Regional Hospital call (580) 251-8495.