Each year, hundreds of volunteers tell us that touching the lives of Transitions LifeCare patients and families is among their most rewarding experiences. You can view our volunteer opportunities, join our team, and offer hope and comfort in a variety of ways.
As a Family Support Volunteer, you can offer a variety of services to patients and their families. These roles take a few different forms.
Vigil Volunteers sit with hospice patients who are actively dying and do not have family or friends to sit with them or have family members who need respite.
Pet therapy is provided by volunteers recognized by a pet partners program.
Music & Memory®
Music & Memory® is a program where patients listen to a personalized music playlist created with input from the patient, family, friends, and staff. Patients can connect with the music they love with the goal of improving their overall health and well-being. You may purchase items such as Apple iPod shuffles, Apple iTunes gift cards, and headphones through our Amazon Wish List which will best suit our patients’ needs. Purchases will be delivered directly to us.
Transportation / Deliveries / Meals
Volunteers can assist by transporting patients to the doctor or the grocery store. You can also deliver important items such as medical supplies to patients. Another volunteer opportunity is for a group to provide a buffet meal to families at the Hospice Home.
Volunteers can make afghans, quilts, prayer shawls, and “busy finger aprons” for patients. We also welcome assistance with administrative support, events, phone calls, Reiki, Gentle Touch, and expressive arts support.
How to Become a Volunteer
Transitions LifeCare depends on our volunteers, and we provide many opportunities for you to get involved – from administrative support to events to family service. There are some requirements for volunteering at Transitions LifeCare. We’ll need the following:
- Completed application
- Two written references
- Criminal, motor vehicle, and sexual predator background check
- Signed Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Statement form
- TB test or chest x-ray with negative results
- Flu shot
- One-year commitment
Additional requirements may apply depending on the volunteer role. Note: a person who is grieving a loss may be deferred from direct patient assignments for a period of one year. During your application and training process, we’ll provide you with any necessary forms and instructions.
Fill out a volunteer application here.
Volunteer Information Session
Register for and attend a Volunteer Information Session which are offered at various times throughout the year. We require anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer to attend a one-hour session to learn more about the many ways to volunteer.
After your application has been received and you’ve attended a Volunteer Information Session, Volunteer Services will set up an interview with you to discuss your interest in becoming a Transitions LifeCare volunteer.
Once all of your documents have been accepted, you will be invited to join the training class that is most convenient for you. Training consists of both onsite and online sessions.