Our volunteers are an integral part of providing quality care to our patients, their caregivers, and their families. Without their “helping hands”, we would not be able to provide the level of care to our patients for which we are renown. Athena Home Health & Hospice has a dedicated force of caring individuals that have committed their time to improve the quality of life for our patients.
Volunteers are an invaluable part of our team, whether you can give four hours a month or four hours a day, we can use your help!
All volunteers receive extensive training in providing comfort and support to families facing end-of-life issues. Volunteers will be trained in the following areas: hospice, ways to improve communication, active listening, identifying and respecting cultural differences, spirituality, and grief and the healing process.
Our volunteers are deeply committed to the Hospice Philosophy and may assist with companionship, caregiver relief, meal preparation, listening, and complementary therapies. Volunteers are here to help and support the families through this difficult time by providing an atmosphere of warmth and understanding during and after death, sharing their special skills, and by just being a friend and confidant.