When you volunteer with Delaware Hospice, you expand our capacity to provide comfort and care to the people in our community. We’ll supply the training you need, as well as ongoing support and education, so you know the best way to help others. If you can see yourself in any of the following descriptions, Delaware Hospice may have a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you.
I’m a great listener. I’m comfortable being in the presence of someone who might be vulnerable, tired, frustrated, or just in need of some company. I’m at ease with people in general, and happy to help with running errands.
I’m able to serve as a quiet presence and source of strength during the very intimate and emotional moments of an individual’s final hours. I can provide peace and comfort directly or on the sidelines, but I’m also able to create enough boundaries so I don’t become overwhelmed emotionally myself.
Kids’ Grief Support
I have a passion for working with children who have suffered a loss. I relate to their special needs and am willing to learn more. I can assist leaders with crafts, games, and activities designed to help children identify and cope with their feelings.
I enjoy coordinating the details of office organization and data entry. No job is too small for me, including filing or making copies. I know that working with even small details makes a vital contribution to Delaware Hospice and to the mission.
I demonstrate strong communications skills and enjoy the idea of raising awareness about the special needs people face at the end of life. I’m comfortable with public speaking and/or writing, and I like the idea of promoting a philosophy in which I passionately believe.
The Delaware Hospice Center
I’m personable and enjoy making people feel welcome. I can play card games or just sit and talk with patients, bake cookies for guests, or greet family members visiting loved ones. I’m happy to help with tasks that might be necessary around the center.
Fundraising & Special Events
I love to plan parties or make appeals for community support through fundraising. I’d be happy to serve as an extra hand during special events such as the Jazz Brunch, Festival of Trees, 5K, annual golf outings, and more.
I can relate to the pain associated with loss, and I’m able to visit, listen, write notes of encouragement, or make phone calls to help people as they heal through grief. I don’t feel the need to hurry someone along the process, and will wait patiently as they move at their own pace.
Vet to Vet
I’m a military veteran, and I enjoy the special connection and sense of understanding vets often share. Because many veterans find it easier to talk to another vet, I’m willing to play an important role when a fellow vet wants to talk or to release any burdens they may be carrying. I’m also happy to just sit in quiet solidarity when silence is in order. I’d consider it an honor to accompany a fellow vet on their final journey.
Junior Volunteer Program
I’m 14-17 years old. I’m enthusiastic, eager to learn, and enjoy helping others. I’m interested in gaining meaningful volunteer experience under the guidance of a knowledgeable supervisor. I’m looking for a great way to earn community service credits for school/organization.