"This is a letter to thank you for all of your help in my time of need, and to tell you that my life is looking better each and every day.  I am keeping your telephone number handy just in case I might need a kind word, but I think that all of my friends along with my children are there just to get me through most of the relapses. Thank again for being there and may God bless you for what you are doing to help so many."

“Thank you for your excellent help.  I could not have made it without you and your staff.” 

“God puts angels on earth.  Thank you for being beautiful angels.”

“Thank you for all of your help and support with our father.” 

“Thank you so very much for your care. We so appreciated everything you did for our mom.  She is free now…no more suffering.  God bless you and the work of your hands and your heart.  Please pass on our appreciation to those who contributed to her care.” 

“Thank you to each and every person that touched our lives this past year.  I find myself thinking of you often.  I am sure that I will be in touch for some help.  It just isn’t time yet.  Thank you again.” 

“The hospice social worker was wonderful in working with our family and explaining our options.  The nurse’s aide was excellent, very caring and compassionate.”

“The peace of mind that Mom had because she could come home has been shared with us, as we were able to do what she wanted.  Words cannot express the gratitude we have for our hospice team.  Thank you.  Your nurse was an intelligent, compassionate person that helped us all so much.” 

“I would like to thank the minister who came to be with my family after my father died.  Keep up the good work.  I would tell anyone not to be afraid about hospice and it is a good idea to talk to them.”

“Wonderful caring people, if my mom could have, she would have thanked you.”

“The team could not have been more helpful at a greatly emotional time.  I want to thank them very much.”

“I am very thankful for the care provided, it made his last days more comfortable.  I really admire those who work in the hospice program.”

“You have a wonderful staff of people working for you.  Our family was very fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and caring group of people handling so many things for us….our sincerest thanks.” 

“The hospice team gave me membership and full partner status in the care of the patient.  All of my concerns were immediately addressed, all questions answered and the nurses were always available.  This was a very rewarding experience for me, especially in view of the outcome.  Thank you.”

“Our family felt very fortunate to have the hospice care that we did for my mother.  Thank you very much for a job well done.  They went above and beyond our expectations.”

“The team who interacted with my dad were exceptional in providing personal, social and spiritual needs.  Their individualized, personalized care and support was genuine and consistent.  On behalf of my family, I thank the caring staff at Seasons Hospice for the services rendered during my dad’s life and for the spiritual support and guidance following his transition.”

“My son and I appreciate very much that Seasons Hospice accepted my husband under their care, and that the flexibility with their policies helped us deal with what was to come.  My husband went home with the pain pump and IV.  Though I knew what to expect, the thought of disconnecting everything made me want to faint.  Thank you for thinking of our needs.  I would like to thank the whole team for their caring attitude and professionalism.  The social worker helped me a lot with the decision making and the nurses were wonderful.  Thank you so very much for the bereavement counselors also.  They are perfectly suited for the work that they do.  They were non-judgmental and always showed interest even with all of my rantings, cries and talks.  They spent as much time as I needed and I am so grateful for that.  The bereavement staff helped me to see things in a different spectrum.  Seasons Hospice is lucky to have those special people on their team.”

Our Services

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A Hospice Volunteer

  • Is a special and necessary member of the Hospice Team
  • Is caring, open, and accepting of life
  • Understands the challenges that face families and patients when confronted with a life-limiting illness.
  • Affirms life not just by speaking but by doing
  • Learns new interpersonal skills
  • Makes possible what was once impossible
  • Knows integrity means keeping promises to ourselves as well as others
  • Gives back to life what was given to them
  • Enriches their own life by enriching the lives of others



You Can Make a Difference

Hospice volunteers both give and receive many benefits from joining our program. Volunteers set their own levels of commitment based on their available time and the needs of our patients.

Direct Care Volunteers help by providing comfort, support, care and compassion to our patients and their family members. You can make a difference by…

  • Visiting or calling a patient or family member
  • Providing companionship (from simple conversations to exploring deep feelings)
  • Reading aloud or listening to music together
  • Looking at photos together and sharing memories (life review)
  • Writing letters
  • Going for walks with a patient or family member
  • Sitting with a patient so caregivers have free time (respite)
  • Journaling (helping the patient record their history)
  • Watching movies or playing games
  • Helping with children
  • Bereavement support
  • Sharing a quiet moment
  • Simply being present

Indirect Care Volunteers help by providing administrative assistance on special projects that enhance the work of our staff and support patients, families and the efforts of the teams in the field.

  • Newsletters • Graphic arts
  • General office support • Database
  • Mailings • Community outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment • Running errands
  • Sending birthday and/or sympathy cards
  • Setting up for training, luncheons or meetings
  • Crafting projects

The role of the Indirect Care Volunteer is limited only by energy, talent and time!




Training & Support

Direct Care Volunteers are required to participate in initial hospice volunteer training as well as basic orientation. Training is offered in different formats and locations throughout the Seasons Hospice service areas. Specific skill sets may require additional interview, selection and program training.

Indirect Care Volunteers receive basic orientation, training specific to task undertaking, and are encouraged to attend initial hospice volunteer training. Volunteer training and orientation give volunteers an opportunity to learn new skills and become aware of skills they already possess. Some of the areas of training include:

  • Hospice mission, history and philosophy of care
  • Role of the volunteer and the interdisciplinary team
  • Spiritual and cultural diversity
  • Confidentiality
  • Listening and communication skills
  • Patient care
  • Disease processes
  • Self care
  • Precautions
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Resources

Additional support meetings and educational opportunities are offered throughout the year as well as ongoing personal support and social gatherings.




When you're ready to make a commitment to caring for others, we would love to hear from you. Volunteer selection begins with an application and interview in which potential volunteers may express their personal goals, availability, interests and talents. Of course, our volunteers are carefully screened through a criminal background check, motor vehicle report, and personal references.

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