The Denver Hospice

For over three decades, more than 60,000 patients and their family members have turned to us for care and comfort during difficult times.
As Colorado’s leader in hospice and palliative care we are committed to caring for everyone who comes through our door wherever they call home.
The Denver Hospice cares for the elderly at the end of their long, rich lives, those struck far too young by advanced illness, offers comfort to those who choose to battle their life-limiting illness, offers comfort and grief counseling to families and friends.

Volunteer

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About Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers can serve in a 9-county area
 At The Denver Hospice, we pride ourselves on being experts in end-of-life care in Colorado, as well as national leaders in palliative care. Volunteers are important members of our circle of care and we truly value & support them!  We offer volunteer opportunities in both clinical (working directly with patients and families) and non-clinical (office and special event support “behind the scenes”) roles.  We rely heavily on and greatly appreciate our volunteers who offer their skills and gifts to our patients, families, and organization. Click here for an Overview of The Denver Hospice Volunteer Program.
 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Supporting Veterans Volunteer: The Denver Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide company for our veteran patients who reside at the Colorado State Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons. Our veteran patients enjoy our volunteers who provide practical and emotional support when they need it the most and are available to sit and listen at the bedside and lend an ear! [Please note: there is a two-step process to become a volunteer in this role]
 
Bereavement Volunteer Callers: We can use your help! Bereavement volunteers keep in contact with families for 13 months after the passing of a loved one through phone calls, visits, and mailings. By volunteering your time, you are providing the much-needed support to make calls to grieving family members at 30, 60, 90 day marks. Time commitment is standing weekly shift 2-4 hours. As a bereavement volunteer, you will receive specialized training to better prepare you for this unique work. [office management experience is preferred]
 
Engagement/Welcome Volunteers: Do you enjoy social activities and being a friendly face? You can help welcome new volunteers at the volunteer hospice trainings, assist with sign in, data entry of new volunteers and new project support.
 
Lead Volunteers: What motivates you to serve? Motivating and leading project teams (e.g. newsletter committee), leading community service events and in-services?
 
Speakers Bureau Volunteer Recruitment: Are you a person that LOVES to speak? We are seeking speakers to speak at civic, educational, and corporate and faith community groups or other organizations.
 
Office Support Volunteers:  The first days of being in hospice can be overwhelming for patients and families. Receiving a call to check in to see how they are doing could bring comfort. Another part is calling patients and families after they receive their first volunteer visit just to make that friendly call telling them the Denver Hospice is here for you.
 
Helping Hands Volunteers: The Denver Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide company for residents at Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities by just being present in good conversation, hosting dances, playing card games and bingo nights. Residents who have life limiting illness will enjoy the activities run by volunteers as it is an integral part of bringing the feeling of home to the facilities.
 
Pet Visit Volunteer: Specially trained pet and handler teams are available to make visits to hospice patients at a facility or in their home. These visits can help the patient relax, open up and enjoy the sensory experience of connecting with an animal.
 
Direct Patient Volunteer Support: Currently we are accepting applications to volunteer to visit and support our patients & families in the home and facility (skilled nursing and assisted living).
 
The Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center Weekend Greeters:  Are you a volunteer that would not mind volunteering your time on a weekend and being a warm and friendly face by welcoming patients, family, friends and guests as a greeter? Come and help us make our guests at home through a warm and friendly greeting.
 
Garden Volunteers: Do you just LOVE to be in the garden? We are seeking volunteers to support our facilities department in maintaining the outdoor gardens and terraces of our Inpatient Care Center so we can inspire and delight visitors with quality plants in well-designed gardens. Responsibilities: Work with our facilities team to maintain gardens directly surrounding the center. Required Skills/Tasks: Planting annuals, perennials, trimming shrubs, and trees. Deadheading, weeding/mulching, able-bodied, and willing to learn, willing to take guidance and enjoy being outdoors.
 
Supply Support Volunteer: Ever wonder how hospice gets bandages to the patient? How do all of the gloves, sanitizers, clinical supplies get to the right place and correct person? The supply department and clinical staff are immensely important to our patients, but we need your help to deliver supplies from The Denver Hospice 501 S. Cherry St. to various locations. If you have truck or an SUV, The Denver Hospice is in need of your support for hospice supply distribution.
 

Get Involved

To get involved, please contact our Volunteer Engagement Department at volunteers@care4denver.org.