Share your life and find the finest joy you can know.
– Joseph Fort Newton
Hospice of Homer is a non-profit community outreach volunteer program. Volunteers are the Heart and Feet of Hospice. Without volunteers HOH could not provide the services that we do. For each volunteer position, the applicant receives orientation, training and ongoing education. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities:
End Of Life Volunteer
Direct Care Volunteers provide non-medical practical assistance to clients, and their families, at the client’s residence (including assisted living residences, long term care or the hospital). Direct care volunteers offer (to list a few things) friendly visits, respite for the primary caregiver, transportation, home maintenance, food preparation, house cleaning, and emotional support. Volunteers commit to two – four hours per week for one year. These volunteers are trained and given support and supervision by HOH staff. HOH presents a 33 hour end of life volunteer training usually in October.
Volunteer Visitors and Phone Friends
Volunteer Visitors and Phone Friends provide friendly visits to elders in the community who are less mobile and in need of companionship. These volunteers visit, read out loud, assist with food preparation and offer emotional support. Volunteers commit to two to four hours per week for one year. These volunteers are trained and given support and supervision by HOH staff. HOH presents a 33 hour volunteer visitors and phone friends training usually in October.
Office Support Volunteers
Office Support Volunteers perform a variety of tasks at the HOH office. Volunteers help with mailings and other administrative tasks as well as assist with the medical equipment loan program. Computer experience is preferred. Training takes place as needed. Hour commitment varies.
Movers and Shakers Volunteers
Movers and Shakers Volunteers help transport, assemble and set up the medical equipment that HOH loans to community members. They also help with general home maintenance and upkeep. Training takes place as needed. Hour commitment varies.
Chefs of the Heart
Chefs of the Heart cook delicious and healthy food for clients and their families. Usually the food is purchased and prepared by the volunteer and taken to the person’s home. Hour commitment varies.
Green Thumb Brigade
The Green Thumb Brigade helps maintain the Hospice of Homer Memorial Garden located at the WFKL Park. This involves cleaning the garden in the spring, weeding and watering during the season and in the fall preparing the garden for the winter. Hour commitment varies.
Fundraising Volunteers help with fundraising events by selling raffle tickets, delivering candy, staffing booths, decorating for an event, etc. Hour commitment varies.
Hospice of Homer Board of Directors
The Hospice of Homer Board of Directors acts as the governing body of the organization. Board meetings take place once per month usually for one hour. Board members are involved in a variety of committees and activities.
To volunteer, please contact us or fill out the online Volunteer Form below.