Become a Trained Volunteer

Thank you for expressing interest in volunteering with Big Bend Hospice. Our volunteers play a vital role in the care of patients with life-limiting illnesses, whether they serve directly with patients and their families or volunteer in the office or at events. We rely on volunteers in a variety of roles based on your interests and our needs. Due to the nature of our work, volunteers are exposed to sensitive information and situations and this is why we invest time and resources into screening, an extensive orientation process, and offer ongoing training to all BBH Volunteers.

Our 2024 training schedule has been released, and our next In-Person Orientation is scheduled for January 20th, 2024

Additional 2024 Dates:

  • March 23
  • May 18
  • July 27
  • September 28
  • November 2

OR, you can ask about our self-paced digital orientation!

To become an eligible volunteer, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • A valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
  • You must not have lost a close loved one within the last 13 months.

Please complete an online application today by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Step 1

Complete an online application. Once received and reviewed, a representative from the volunteer department will contact you to conduct a prescreening interview. We will discuss service opportunities and department requirements, and address any of your questions. If you and the coordinator both determine this is a suitable placement for you, you’ll be sent a registration link for our upcoming volunteer orientations.

Step 2

Participate in a New-Volunteer Orientation. This is a full day (usually held on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm) of training that includes Hospice 101 and your role as part of the Care Team.

Step 3

Complete a level 2 Background Screen and a TB blood test. Referrals and forms are provided during the orientation process.

Step 4

One-to-one training with your new Supervisor. Once orientation, background, and TB test is completed, you will be assigned to a Volunteer Coordinator who will provide additional training and direction on your role(s) and responsibilities.

Community Engagement Department Manager

Katie C Mandell |