​​Prospective Volunteers

​​​​"Volunteers are vital members of the hospice team. They bring comfort to patients and their loved ones in a variety of ways-whether at a patient's bedside or supporting the mission through administrative services. They are the heart of hospice." 

-William E. Finn, President and CEO

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Volunteers contribute to the overall well-being of our community one person, one family at a time. Volunteers help in many ways and are limited only by their imagination. 

**It is required that a prospective volunteer wait 12 months after experiencing a significant loss before volunteering directly with patients.

Our volunteer, George Cooper, is both a Navy and Marine Veteran and a retired RN. He volunteers in many ways throughout our agency by providing companionship, participating in Veterans Recognition Ceremonies, assisting with TB tests at volunteer education classes, working with pediatric patients, providing transportation, doing community outreach and much more!

Watch his interview on WKYC-TV 3 to learn why he gives his time to Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Apply online


Ways to Be Involved             

Interact directly with patients and their families. Volunteers provide caring compassion by offering companionship, transporting patients to appointments or other outings, listening, playing cards, preparing meals, running errands, support the patient and their loved ones during the final hours of life's journey, staying with the patient to provide respite for the caregiver, provide friendly visits to patients and their families with your pet therapy dog, or whatever is needed to provide help and support.

Provide patients with services utilizing your professional license such as attorneys, hairstylists, massotherapists and notaries. Utilize your nursing degree to administer and read TB tests and facilitate Hands-On Care education.

Provide supportive visits to veterans by listening and sharing military stories and participating in Veteran's Recognition Ceremonies​.

Provide invaluable assistance in an office setting, warehouse sales, resale shop and community outreach. Volunteers assemble packets, file, help with mailings, and assist with computer data entry.

Visit with patients at our residential facilities, in their own neighborhoods at nursing homes or assisted living facilities and assist staff at other Hospice of the Western Reserve offices.


We Can Help

To register for an upcoming volunteer education session or for more information about volunteer opportunities, contact the volunteer administrative office.  Click here to send us a message at volunteering@hospicewr.org.

We can conduct Volunteer Education sessions at your place of business to make it more convenient for your team!