Volunteer Opportunities

Big Bend Hospice offers opportunities that allow volunteers to choose a role in which they are comfortable and fulfilled. Traditionally, Volunteers serve around 3 hours/week and commit to a least one year of service.

Direct Patient-Family Team

Volunteers provide support to patients in their homes, in local nursing or assisted living facilities, in our Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House, or in the new FCCCC in-patient unit at TMH. As a patient/family volunteer, you may provide companionship, socialization, caregiver respite, emotional and practical support, assist with small tasks in the home, be a peaceful positive presence, and bring peace of mind to their loved ones.

Transportation Team

Volunteers provide rides and assist our patients with getting to appointments or places around town like the grocery store. Must be 25 years old.

Errands/Deliveries Team

Volunteers may drop off library books, pick up groceries, and deliver supplies.

Vigil Volunteer

Volunteers sit with patients and/or families during the final hours of life, a peaceful presence and compassionate listeners. They are an invited guest into a most sacred and personal transition. Their primary concern is the comfort of the patient.

Valor Team

Volunteers perform Valor Ceremonies for Veterans, offer direct veteran-centric companionship or respite care in the veteran’s home or facility, and participate in community outreach activities to increase awareness of veteran’s benefits regarding hospice care.

Greeter Team

Volunteers welcome guests at our Hospice House and offer general support and direction.

Administration / Clerical / Special Projects Team

Volunteers may use data processing software, computer, organizational, and office skills to assist administrative staff.

Comfort Callers Team

Volunteers make weekly telephone calls to patients and caregivers to engage them in conversation and assess their needs. Requests are directed to the appropriate team manager.

Quilters Tream

Volunteers may make quilts, afghans, lap blankets, memory bears, feely hearts, or participate in craft events with staff.

Special Events Team

Volunteers assist our staff with internal or public relations events, and pre or post-event tasks.

Pet Peace of Mind Team

Volunteers help keep pets and patients together when they need each other most by helping with their pet caregiving duties.

Adult and Youth Bereavement Team

Volunteers may help our bereavement staff make follow-up calls or mailings to family members after their loved one has died, facilitate grief support groups, our youth nights, or annual camps.

Community Relations Team

Volunteers may represent Big Bend Hospice at health fairs and community events, with presentations and workshops.

Tea-Time Tuesday Team

Volunteers provide sweet treats and savory snacks to patients, guests, and staff.

Birthday Brigade Team

Volunteers help patients feel special by providing a celebration for their birthday.

End-of-Life Doula Team

Volunteers provide additional guidance, end-of-life education, vigil support, and ensure advance care plans are honored.

6 for 6 Internship

Suited for students looking for an immersive experience who can commit to 6 hours a week for 6 months. 6 for 6 interns visit with our patients to provide socialization, companionship, and assistance around the house when needed. Intern benefits include attending IDT meetings, clinical ride-a-longs, and meeting with a hospice physician.