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 work directly with those served by Gilchrist, 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