Our volunteers help patients and their families along the journey of care providing companionship, supportive presence, and support to the ill and homebound patients receiving home care and hospice services. Volunteers are an essential part of the Valley team. As a volunteer, not only will you provide patients and their families with a sympathetic ear and the gift of time, but you will gain an invaluable and heart-warming experience.
Valley’s Hospice and Palliative Care program offers volunteer services for patients and families. Volunteers provide friendly visits to those who have a life-limiting condition; and who are no longer seeking curative treatment for their diagnosis.
End-of-Life Doula Volunteer
Valley Hospice offers a unique End-of-Life Doula Program that connects specially trained volunteers with patients to determine patients’ wishes for the end of their lives; they also provide a compassionate presence when families may need the most support. They provide emotional, physical, and spiritual support to patients and their loved ones.
Home Care Volunteer
Valley Home Care volunteers provide friendly visits to homebound and ill patients and provide family members with respite care. These patients are in our community and in need of a special visitor to brighten their day.
The Valley Butterflies service is for children who have a life-threatening or progressive life-limiting illness. Patients in the Butterflies program may utilize both hospice and home care services. Volunteers provide friendly visits to patients and respite to their siblings, parents, or guardians. Must love babies and children.
Pet Therapy Volunteer
Pet Therapy volunteers and their four-legged friends visit patients and families. All of our dogs have been trained to visit home care and/or hospice patients and families. We only accept dogs with certified training.
Bereavement volunteers provide support to those who have lost a loved one while on our service. These volunteers make bereavement visits, phone calls and can help the bereavement coordinator with office tasks and special events.
Office volunteers provide administrative support to the volunteer office and other Valley departments. These volunteers assist with mailings, assembling packets given to our patients and families, greeting visitors, making calls to patients, and other clerical and office duties.
In addition to meeting the minimal requirements of all Valley Health System volunteers, home care and hospice volunteers must:
- Commit to at least one year of service and complete 50 hours a year of volunteer time.
Complete a volunteer application and medical requirements.
Complete a mandatory training class.
Attend mandatory volunteer meetings and complete annual education requirements.
Have access to a computer and email account (all volunteers must document their volunteer time).