Volunteer

Become A Hospice Volunteer Today

Caring volunteers are an important part of the hospice team. The volunteer opportunities with Appalachian Hospice Care are vast.

  • Administrative/Office Duties

  • Alternative/complementary Care or Massage

  • Art & Music Enrichment

  • Bereavement Duties

  • Spiritual Care

  • Companionship

  • And so much more

What Do Hospice Volunteers Do?

Appalachian Hospice Care offers hospice volunteer opportunities that allow you to choose a role in which you feel comfortable and fulfilled. Opportunities may include:

Is Hospice Volunteering for Me?

Volunteers are vital to the hospice experience. Whether you are sharing stories with patients, helping with housework, playing board games, or helping out around the office, you are playing a pivotal role in the life of a patient and the people caring for them. As a hospice volunteer you should be a guest, an observer, a facilitator.

As a hospice volunteer, you need to:

  • Be dependable

  • Be patient

  • Be a listener and comfortable in silence

  • Know your strengths, your limits, and when to say no

  • Be non-judgmental

  • Accept that needs can be physical, emotional, and/or spiritual

  • Respect all beliefs and customs

Does Appalachian Hospice Care Provide Hospice Volunteer Training?

Regular training sessions are offered throughout the Big Sandy region. Private training sessions are also offered upon request. If you are interested in becoming an AHC volunteer, call Community Development Coordinator Shag Branham at 606-432-2112 or sign up below!

Every AHC volunteer receives free and comprehensive training before choosing a volunteer job. They learn hospice philosophy, caring for the terminally ill, grief and loss education, health and safety precautions, and more. They talk about what kinds of volunteering they are interested in and what talents their volunteer manager sees in them.

Ready to Sign up?

Serving as a volunteer with Appalachian Hospice Care proved to be just as beneficial to me as it did the patients. It was a spiritual connection of extending a hand, heart, and a listening ear to those in their time of need. I will always treasure the time I served serving others.”

— Brenda Powers, AHC Volunteer

Appalachian Hospice and Home Health Services is certified by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and is a member of both the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association and the Kentucky Association of Hospice and Palliative Care. 

Appalachian Hospice and Home Health Services adheres to all HIPAA privacy policies.

Services are available regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, color, sex or handicap