Hospice volunteering

At the second meeting of the semester, representatives from Encompass Home Health attended and talked about volunteer opportunities as a hospice worker. This is considered community service, so if you participate, you can get points to lower your dues. This can also be a great opportunity to add to your CV if you are planning on going to graduate school for counseling or social work. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • providing companionship and socialization
  • helping with general office support
  • running errands with patients and families
  • playing games, reading and listening to music with patients
  • walking and caring for family pets
  • assisting with light house cleaning
  • creating photo albums of patients and their families
  • writing a journal or life story with patients, to give to their families

For more information, please contact Encompass’ Volunteer Coordinator, Jonathan Mook at 713.476.0270 or jmook@ehhi.com