Project Description

Becoming a hospice volunteer is a rewarding opportunity to journey with someone in the latter portion of their life. Franciscan hospice volunteers receive 16 hours of training that enables them to be present to others in a very special way in order to support both the individual and their family through a difficult time. There is continuing education and support through monthly meetings as well as social events for the hospice volunteer throughout the year. Franciscan hospice volunteers provide a variety of services such as:

  • Visits to private homes or skilled nursing facilities
  • Prayer
  • Reading
  • Music playing
  • Listen to stories
  • Writing notes or memories
  • Sharing laughter
  • Sharing outdoor space
  • Arts and crafts
  • Quiet presence
  • As well as administrative, clerical support in the office

If you are interested in making a difference in someone else’s life consider becoming a Franciscan Hospice Volunteer.