Making a Difference - One Volunteer at a Time

There are many rewarding ways to be involved. As a Hope Hospice Volunteer, you can expect to be well-trained and have a clear understanding of the expectations required to be successful in any role. Hope Hospice cherishes its volunteers; we could not serve our community without your support, help, and dedication. Our volunteers make ALL the difference!


Companionship/Patient Care

As a companionship/patient care volunteer, your time with hospice patients may include keeping them company, holding their hand, reading a book together, singing/humming, playing games, looking through family photos or simply providing a comforting presence. Some companionship/patient care volunteers offer caregiver relief visits as well, these provide the patient’s primary caregiver a two-hour respite once a week. Hospice volunteers do NOT provide “hands-on medical care” (such as bathing, feeding, dressing, and administering medications).


11th Hour

Hope embraces the power of being “present.” Based on the precept that no one has to die alone, our 11th-hour volunteers are specially trained to stay with someone during the final days/hours of their life. These volunteers bring peace and emotional comfort to our patients while providing support and reassurance to their families.


Honor Guard

As a member of We Honor Veterans, Hope Hospice has created a team of trained Honor Guard volunteers. These volunteers perform a special ceremony held for Veterans who are hospice patients, as well as other Veterans. While we encourage retired military members to become Honor Guard volunteers, it is not a requirement. Offering We Honor Veteran ceremonies is crucial to showing our Veterans the respect and honor they deserve.



Visionaries, creative minds, crafty hands, and resourceful thinking are always welcome! Development volunteers help design, craft, and decorate Hope Hospice Foundation events. From hosting a table at a trade show to hanging lights at our annual gala, these volunteers are all hands-on! If you’re looking for a fun way to donate your time, know that anything is possible here.


Thrift Shop

Thrift Shop volunteers are an outgoing bunch of warm and loving people who thrive on interacting with others! The thrift shop volunteers play a vital role in the daily operation of the shop. These volunteers get the first look at incoming donations before sorting, pricing, and placing them on the sales floor. Revenues from our Thrift Shop go directly to Hope Hospice and help meet the needs of our patients and their families.


Grief Center

If you are nurturing and compassionate, and enjoy working with adults and children alike, volunteering as a Hampel-Wuest Grief & Hope Center volunteer will allow you to work closely with licensed counselors who provide support to adults and children dealing with grief and loss. This support can include administrative help, assisting with grief groups/workshops, special events such as our annual memorial service, or attending a children’s camp or family grief camp.



Office volunteers are the glue that holds operations together at Hope. Our Administrative volunteers assist each department using their own unique set of skills. In this role, you may make phone calls, create thank you letters, help with filing/scanning, mailings, data entry, or running errands. No task is too great for our Administrative volunteers.


New volunteers are required to:

  1. Interview with a Department Manager
  2. Complete an application and provide 2 references
  3. Pass an online background check
  4. Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or complete an exemption form)
  5. Attend new volunteer training in your specific area of interest

* Volunteers who spend time with patients are also required to pass a motor vehicle check, provide auto insurance information and receive a two-step TB test.


Annual Volunteer Training