TMC Hospice volunteers play an integral role in hospice services and provide helping hands, listening ears, companionship and support.
Our hope is to improve the quality of life of our patients and families with the help of our volunteers, who are there to care, share, love, laugh, cry, listen and understand. Our volunteers bring the outside world in to someone who is home-bound and can bring solace and comfort to a patient with a gentle touch, a quiet word or a smile. Our volunteers are open to people's spiritual needs and are always concerned for the welfare of both the patient as well as the patient's family and friends.
Roles and tasks where volunteers help include administrative, inpatient unit support, home care and bereavement. Click areas of volunteering to see a more detailed list.
TMC Hospice volunteers who work with patients must complete 30 hours of training, including 24 hours of classroom work and approximately six hours shadowing an experienced volunteer. TMC Hospice offers one to two training sessions a year.
Because we invest greatly in our volunteers, we ask for a long-term commitment to the program with regular participation.
Some things to think about when deciding if hospice volunteering is right for you:
Hospice volunteers need to:
We have routine trainings throughout the year that are a blend of online self-paced training with a parital day of classroom training.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with TMC Hospice, click and complete the online application. Space for training is limited. Interviews are scheduled with those applicants who meet our current needs.
If you have any questions or want more information, call (520) 324-2433 or email Krista Durocher, our volunteer coordinator.
Current volunteers can click here to access the Hospice volunteer resources page. (Password required)