Current Volunteers

"Volunteering for hospice has allowed me to care for and support patients and families through a very intimate time in their life and I am grateful for this experience" - Volunteer​

Volunteer Happenings

Flu Vaccination Clinics

Flu season is just around the corner and Hospice of the Western Reserve wants to ensure our patients, volunteers, staff, and families are protected from the Flu. Additionally, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a new mandate that 90% of all health care agency (paid and unpaid) staff are annually vaccinated for the flu by 2020. To that end Hospice of the Western Reserve is requiring that all volunteers are educated regarding the importance of flu vaccinations. It is important to protect not only ourselves but the vulnerable population we serve.​

Hospice of the Western Reserve offers Flu Vaccinations at no cost to you. If you are obtaining your vaccination elsewhere please complete the Influenza Vaccine Form (Clinic Location i.e. Doctors office or CVS, approximate date of vaccination and signature) and return it to Headquarters attention Volunteer Team Resource Nurse. If you choose not to receive the flu vaccine, please complete the lower portion of the Influenza Vaccination Form and return. This form will also be available and completed at all agency sponsored Flu Clinics for anyone receiving the vaccination.​

Please feel free to contact Joan Ibbett, Resource Nurse with any questions at 216-255-9059 or

Click here for a complete schedule of clinics.​
Click here for Flu Education for Volunteers.
Click here for Flu Vaccine Information Statement.​
Click here for Influenza Declination.
Volunteer Gatherings/Support Initiatives

We invite you to renew acquaintances, refresh your spirit and recommit your efforts to carry out the Hospice of the Western Reserve mission. Click here for a list of this years gatherings.​

Holiday Gatherings

Please Join the Volunteer Team for a gathering of support and refreshment. Click here for a list of this years gatherings.​

Additional Learning
Lunch and Learn/Evening Dialogue

Click here for the complete schedule.​

Annual Hands-on Care and Feeding Techniques Skills Labs

Each year we are required to evaluate the skills and knowledge of every paid and volunteer staff member who serve patients in either hands-on care or feeding roles. Click here for a complete schedule.​

Hands-on Care and Feeding Techniques

Volunteers may enroll in a class after completion of a satisfactory joint visit/shadow and recommended volunteer experience. All attendees must have a history of timely follow through with assignments, documentation and communication with supervisor. Training applies to volunteers interested in feeding patients as well as any other aspect of hands on care as described below. Feeding training is approximately the first 2 hours of a combined Hands-on Care and Feeding class. Click here for a complete schedule.​

Life Long Learning

Many current volunteers have expressed an interest reviewing and renewing their initial volunteer education. We invite you to join new volunteer applicants and attend an entire class series or a particular presentation that you would like to observe to update your skills and knowledge. This would also be a great time to invite a friend who is new to Hospice to join you!​

The invaluable insight and contribution of seasoned volunteers enhances the learning experience when orienting new volunteers and adds great substance to the discussion. Click here for a complete schedule.​