Hospice of Northern Colorado volunteers are dedicated to the wellbeing of our community. Our volunteers are the backbone to our organization and they play a vital role in the success of our agency. Hospice of Northern Colorado ensure that volunteers are screened and trained in order to offer the best in compassionate care to hospice families. Potential volunteers must complete an application, background check, TB skin test and drug screening. Liability auto insurance is also required. A volunteer will undergo comprehensive training to cover all aspects of hospice care. This will include the confidentiality of patient information, nursing, psychosocial, spiritual and bereavement care.
Our volunteers provide a number of important services. They offer direct patient support with compassionate, practical and caring help. Volunteers often assist the primary caregivers by sitting with the patient to provide the caregivers respite from the often overwhelming task of providing care for a loved one. Assistance can include running errands, assisting with chores, reading to patients or making phone calls. A volunteer provides emotional support by lending an ear, holding a hand or just by being a positive presence for the patients.
Volunteers also assist the office with various tasks such as answering the phones, helping with fundraisers or special events and aid our bereavement counselors. As a volunteer, we request that you make a commitment of 2-4 hours per week for one year.
Becoming a Volunteer:
- Step One: Complete and submit an application.
- Step Two: Interview. We will contact you for a personal interview. During the interview, we'll learn more about your skills and interests to find a position that is fulfilling for you and beneficial to the patients and families that we serve.
- Step Three: Orientation & Training. Volunteers will be required to participate in orientation and specialized training tailored to specific areas of service.
For more information on becoming a Hospice of Northern Colorado Volunteer please call the Volunteer Coordinator at (970) 352-8487.