Volunteers are an essential part of the team at TMC Hospice. Volunteers help on the unit at Peppi's House, visit patients in their homes, staff the front desk, honor our veteran patients, sit with patients in their final hours, help families after the loss of a loved one and help in the office. When considereing what role, please check the Volunteer for Hospice page for current openings. 

Inpatient Unit

Inpatient Front Desk

Home Care

Bereavement

Veterans Program

Clerical

Vigil Program

Inpatient Unit

These volunteers work in a supportive and interactive team environment to provide support to patients, families and staff members as part of the care team at Peppi’s House. Inpatient volunteers can visit with patients and families, assist staff with patient care, prepare meals and stock supplies. They give tours, answer questions, sit with patients and talk with families. The work can be fast-paced one shift and more calm the next. Main duties for this role:

  • Companionship/emotional support
  • Answering call lights
  • Communicating patient/family needs to staff
  • Personal care assistance
  • Delivering patient meals
  • Folding linens
  • Stocking supplies
  • Straightening family rooms/light cleaning

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Inpatient Front Desk

These volunteers work at the front desk of the unit answering phones, greeting guests and helping staff with various tasks. They are often the first person many will see when coming to visit Peppi’s House. Main duties for this role:

  • Answering phones
  • Greeting guests
  • Helping staff/volunteers as needed
  • Special projects

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Home Care

These volunteers visit patients in their homes or any residential facility where they live. Home care volunteers often sit with patients and allows their caregiver to get out of the house to go grocery shopping or just have some personal time to recharge. Volunteers may also run errands and make deliveries. They visit with patients, play cards and look through photo albums. They may also prepare quick meals or do light housework if needed. Main duties for this role:

  • Companionship/emotional support
  • Respite
  • Light housekeeping and meal preparation
  • Errands/grocery shopping
  • Safety checks

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Bereavement (Additional training may be required)

These volunteers provide continued support to family and friends after the death of a loved one, with phone calls or visits and monthly mailings. Main duties for this role :

  • Home care assignments
  • Celebration of Life event assistance
  • Routine phone calls
  • Clerical support/special projects
  • Administrative Support

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Veterans Program

As part of the national We Honor Veterans program, these volunteers are United States veterans who visit both home care and inpatient veteran patients. They perform brief ceremonies, thanking our veteran patients for their service as well as have friendly visits with a fellow veteran. There are many ways veterans can be involved in this wonderful, fulfilling role. Non-military volunteers may be considered for this program if they have significant experience with the military, but veterans are preferred. Main duties for this role:

  • Companionship/emotional support
  • Scheduling visits
  • Recognition plaque presentations
  • Community outreach/education

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Clerical

Clerical volunteers help with filing, preparing mailers, data entry, special projects and other tasks that keep our office running smoothly. They are absolutely essential to our organization. Main duties for this role:

  • Filing
  • Mailings
  • Data entry
  • Special projects

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Vigil Program (additional training required)

Vigil volunteers provide companionship, emotional support or respite to patient and/or family in the final moments of a patient’s life.
Main duties for this role:

  • A calm presence for the patient
  • Emotional support

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