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Make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Become a Hospice Volunteer today!

Hospice volunteering is a special opportunity to provide friendship and emotional support to end-of-life patients and their families. We offer comprehensive training to volunteers before placing them with patients and families. At Sentara Hospice our volunteers are considered staff members who donate their time. It is recommended for individuals to wait a year from a life-changing event or death of a loved one before becoming a hospice volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities
Sentara Hospice volunteer non-medical services may include:

At the patient's residence
 Socialization with patients and families
 Light housekeeping
 Light meal preparation and/or assistance with eating
 Gardening and/or lawn care
 Letter writing
 Errands
 Companionship for reading and/or listening to music
 Provide respite time for the family

Outside of the patient's residence
 Administrative including answering phones, copying, filing, and special projects
 Medical supply delivery
 Assistance before, during, and after special events
 Bereavement support

Veteran Volunteer Program
Provide compassionate care to fellow veterans at End of Life:
Administrative
Assist with Veterans Benefits

Patient volunteer
Respite for family members/caregivers
Transportation to medical appointment, museums, etc.
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Learn how to become a hospice volunteer
Click here to contact our hospice volunteer coordinator.
Read hospice volunteer testimonials.
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