Volunteer Opportunities

Hospice volunteers are ordinary people of all ages with an extraordinary love and a common bond concern for others. They 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.​


Direct Care Volunteers – 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. 

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

Veterans serving Veterans Volunteer – Provide supportive visits to veterans by listening and sharing military stories and participating in Veteran's Recognition Ceremonies.

Support Volunteers - 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.

Teen Volunteers - Visit patients in one of our three inpatient units or provide non-clinical support at our quarterly Warehouse Sale or annual Walk to Remember.

For more information, call 216.255.9090 or email volunteering@hospicewr.org.

We Can Help

Speak with the referral team by contacting us seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Any first visit and admission can be made the first day.

Northern Ohio's Hospice of Choice

More than 1,000 Hospice of the Western Reserve employees and 3,000 volunteers live and work side-by-side in the same neighborhoods with our patients and families. We are privileged to have cared for more than 100,000 Northern Ohioans since our inception.