Volunteer Services at FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care
We believe that the last months, weeks and days of a person’s life can be lived fully and that death, as a part of life, can be talked about openly and not whispered about as though taboo. Further we believe that grief following the death of a loved one is not something to “get over” but rather something that generally changes as time passes and becomes easier to bear. For over 30 years, hospice volunteers have been vital members of our patient care team ensuring dignity and quality care through practical and emotional support for community members nearing the end of life. You can make a meaningful difference as a hospice volunteer in just a few hours a week, and we hope you will consider joining our hospice team.
In roughly the last 10 years, our patient population has doubled and an inpatient service line, housed in the Hospice House, was added, increasing our volunteer needs substantially. As we look forward to resuming volunteer services following the long hiatus initiated as a result of the global pandemic, expanding our volunteer capacity to support patient and program needs remains integral to our continued success. For more information contact FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care Volunteer Services at (910)715-6000.