Hospice care in Chautauqua County was founded by volunteers and they remain an important part of our care team to this day. In fact, Medicare regulations require that hospices have trained volunteers as a part of the services they provide. More than 400,000 trained volunteers provide over 19 million hours of service every year around America.
Volunteers provide assistance, respite and companionship in our hospice and palliative care programs. Many of our volunteers have had a family member cared for by Hospice Chautauqua County.
Some of the services our volunteers provide include:
Reading and companionship • Running errands • Pet care • Respite care • Bereavement support • Event staffing • Office support
Hospice volunteers are ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds who share a common trait of concern and empathy for others. Each volunteer brings his or her own strengths and talents to their service.
Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care welcomes committed volunteers who are dependable and want to make a difference in someone’s life. No experience is necessary to become a volunteer. Specialized training sessions are offered at no cost.
For more information about applying to become a volunteer for Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 716-338-0033.