Volunteer

How A Gilchrist Volunteer Can Help

A Gilchrist volunteer is invaluable to the care we provide families, and there are many ways volunteers can help. Most help as a hospice volunteer and work directly with those we serve, while others assist with administrative duties, help at special events or lead grief support groups. Also, volunteers may make follow-up phone calls to our bereaved or provide grief companionship. All volunteers receive specialized training. However, a volunteer may also choose to receive more concentrated training in one or more additional areas, including bereavement, pediatric, end-of-life doula or spiritual care.

Ways that Volunteers Make a Difference

  • Sharing companionship with those served by Gilchrist, whether by reading aloud or just being a good listener
  • Providing respite care in the home to relieve family members from the constant demands of caring for a loved one
  • Running errands for caregivers, such as picking up a favorite food at the grocery store
  • Honoring a veteran through our We Honor Veterans program
  • Providing grief support assistance to families after the death of their loved one
  • Supporting the actively dying as an end-of-life doula