Teen Volunteers

Ordinary teens with extraordinary compassion and concern for others.

Teen volunteers are a vital part of the Hospice of the Western Reserve team. They have a variety of skills, talents and abilities. Teen volunteers have the opportunity to touch patients’ lives by visiting with them at our residential facilities, David Simpson Hospice House and Ames Family Hospice House, and at nursing homes and/or assisted living facilities in their own neighborhoods. Teen volunteers can also assist Hospice of the Western Reserve staff members in various roles, including office support.

“Teen volunteers should be recognized for the important work that they do and the vital role that they play within the transdisciplinary team. Their youth and vitality bring great joy to our patients and families, bridging a gap that only they can accomplish. We are amazed at the passion and commitment in all of our teen volunteers. ” – Hospice of the Western Reserve Board Member

All teens interested in becoming volunteers need to attend a comprehensive orientation class (only the first session of education series). Click here for the 2015 volunteer education schedule offered by the Hospice of the Western Reserve team and complete 4 hours of self study. After attending and completing the self study, you’ll have a better understanding of hospice care and Hospice of the Western Reserve’s role in the community, as well as the wide variety of teen volunteer opportunities available.

Interested in becoming a Teen volunteer? Answer the following questions:

  • Are you between the ages of 13 to 18?
  • Do have a desire to make a difference in the lives of our patients and families?
  • Do you agree to uphold the mission of Hospice of the Western Reserve?

If you answered YES to these questions, fill out the Teen Volunteer application and mail, email or fax it to the attention of the Coordinator of Teen Volunteers. Parental permission required.

300 East 185th Street
Cleveland, OH 44119