Volunteering for The Denver Hospice

Volunteers can serve in a nine-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 and support our volunteers!

We offer volunteer opportunities in both clinical (working directly with patients and families) and non-clinical (office and special event behind-the-scenes support) roles. We rely heavily on and greatly appreciate our volunteers who offer their skills and gifts to our patients, families and organization.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Supporting Veterans Volunteer

The Denver Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide company for our patients who reside at the Colorado State Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons. Our patients who are veterans enjoy our volunteers who provide practical and emotional support when they need it the most. Our volunteers are available to sit and listen at the bedside and lend an ear!

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. Time commitment is a standing weekly shift of 2-to-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? We have a need for volunteers who can motivate and lead project teams (e.g. newsletter committee), community service events and in-services.

Speakers Bureau Volunteer Recruitment

Are you a person who  LOVES to speak? We are seeking speakers to represent The Denver Hospice 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 their families. Receiving a call to check in to see how they are doing could bring much-needed comfort and reassurance. Another volunteer task is to call patients and their families after they receive their first volunteer visit – just to remind them that The Denver Hospice is here for them.

Helping Hands Volunteers

The Denver Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide company for residents at skilled care and assisted living facilities by just being present for good conversation, hosting dances, playing card games and bingo nights.

Pet Visit Volunteer

We are always looking for more pet owners with specially trained pets to visit hospice patients in their homes or the skilled care facility or assisted living community they call home. These visits can help the patient relax, open up and enjoy the sensory experience of connecting with a friendly animal.

Direct Patient Volunteer Support

We currently are accepting applications for volunteers who will visit and support patients and their families in their home or the skilled care facility or assisted living community they call home.

The Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center Weekend Greeters

Are you someone who  would like to volunteer your time on weekends by greeting patients, family, friends and guests at The Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center at Lowry? Come and help us make our guests feel 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 lovely outdoor gardens and terraces of The Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center at Lowry. We want our carefully tended gardens and walkways to soothe, inspire and delight visitors. Our Graden Volunteers work directly with our facilities team to maintain gardens directly surrounding the center. Tasks include planting annuals and perennials, trimming shrubs and trees, deadheading, and weeding and mulching. We’re looking for able-bodied volunteers with a green thumb and a hospice heart who are willing to learn, willing to take guidance and who enjoy being outdoors.

Supply Support Volunteer

Ever wonder how hospice gets all of the gloves, sanitizers and clinical supplies to the right place and right patient? The Denver Hospice supply department and clinical staff are immensely important to our patients, but we need your help to deliver supplies from our Inpatient Care Center at Lowry to various locations. If you have a truck or an SUV, The Denver Hospice is in need of your support for hospice supply distribution.

Hospitality Ambassador Program

Hospitality Ambassadors ensure that the family members and friends visiting patients at the Inpatient Care Center at Lowry feel welcome and comfortable. Our Hospitality Ambassadors welcome guests, explain the layout of the Inpatient Care Center and the visitor amenities available through, escort visitors back to the nurses’ station or patient room. They’re also available to answer questions and help put visitors at ease by fostering a warm and friendly environment. Hospitality Ambassadors are vital to ensuring comfort and confidence in our hospice patients, their families and other visitors.

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