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Being a Hospice Volunteer


As a volunteer, you choose the hours and days that work best, even when your schedule changes. There are no minimum requirements. You can also decide whether you'd prefer to be in the patient's home, a nursing home setting or at the Dougherty Hospice House.


Odds are, whatever you enjoying doing, there's a good chance we can find a place for you to do it. For example:

  • Time in the garden: spring planting, garden maintenance, fall clean up
  • Being creative: scrapbooking, playing an instrument, singing, baking, fabric arts, playing cards
  • Helping out: reading aloud, pet care, shopping, organizing photos, home projects
  • Specialty skills: hairstyling, massage, nail care, seamstress and computers
  • Support services: reception staffing, cookie baking, decorating the Dougherty House, garden maintenance, marketing, office support
  • Of course, sometimes the most important gift is simply your willingness to be present and listen to patients and family members as they walk this sacred and sometimes difficult journey.