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Hospice Volunteers

Hospice volunteers are part of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, and they are trained in 6 weekly half day classes.  The training is from 9:00-noon at the Portsmouth agency headquarters. No health care experience is necessary, but interviews are required for volunteers. Hospice volunteers are expected to make a two hour per week, one year commitment. Contact Joy Benson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at (401) 682-2100 x 1616 if you are interested.

What do Hospice Volunteers do?

  • Offer comfort and companionship to patients and families
  • Provide respite and time off for caregivers
  • Shop, run errands, help prepare a meal
  • Work on special events and fundraising
  • Support Hospice behind the scenes in the agency