1819 Virginia Avenue Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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Hospice Volunteers

You can make a difference
Interested in being a hospice volunteer?

Our volunteers work with trained staff to provide:

Comfort • Peace • Joy • Support

Ways our Volunteers Contribute:

patient / family care

  • Companionship to patients (sit with, listen, converse, read to, play games, etc.)

  • Errand running and grocery shopping

  • Respite for caregivers

  • Light housekeeping or yard work (laundry, cleaning, dishes, etc.)

  • Take care of pets

  • End-of-life care


  • Follow-up phone calls or notes

  • Visit families and caregivers

crafters & artisans

  • Knit or crochet hats, lap robes, blankets, and afghans

  • Create memory bears and pillows

pet therapy

  • Therapy Dogs International Certification

  • Alliance of Therapy Dogs Certification

administrative tasks

  • Data entry and filing

  • Sending mailings and newsletters

  • Event planning

  • Special projects

community outreach

  • Educate about and speak on behalf of First Choice Hospice

  • Networking

  • Public speaking

photography & videography

  • Capturing life stories or memorable moments

  • Scrapbooking

music therapy

  • Sing or play an instrument

…and so much more!

Volunteer roles are as unique as the talents, skills, and expertise that volunteers possess.
For more information, we invite you to: