​​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


Getting Started   

Volunteers contribute to the overall well-being of our community one person, one family at a time. In these videos, our volunteers share how they make an impact - and how our patients touch their lives. Volunteers help in many ways and are limited only by their imagination. Take a look at the many hats you could wear as a volunteer.

Ready to start volunteering?

View our full list of 2019 educational opportunities here.

You may also view our list of 2019 educational opportunities below by site:
Ashtabula County
Cleveland Heights
East Campus (Willoughby Hills)
Lakeshore Campus/David Simpson Hospice House
Lorain County
Medina County
Summit/Portage County
West Campus (Fairview Park)

Call 216.255.9090 or e-mail volunteering@hospicewr.org to register for your preferred class.

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

Apply online:

To register for an upcoming volunteer education sessions or for more information about volunteer opportunities, contact the Volunteer Administrative Office at 216.255.9090 or email us at volunteering@hospicewr.org.

​Volunteer in Action

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.