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 (administrative support) roles.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Our greatest need at this time is for Direct Patient Volunteers with weekday availability.
    • Direct Patient Volunteers provide respite for caregivers and companionship for hospice patients wherever they call home. This can include visiting with patients, letter writing, playing cards, reading and providing emotional support.
    • 1:1 services are provided from the comfort of the patient’s home or at a facility (Skilled, Assisted or Independent Living) in the community. Visits are typically a weekly commitment for 1-3 hours.

Volunteers must:

  • Be at least 18-years-old
  • Have their own transportation
  • Commit to at least one year of service – two to three times per month
  • Fill out an application and go through an interview
  • Participate in training with The Denver Hospice

Please note: We prohibit volunteers from promoting products or services to our patients and families and are unable to support community services hours.

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

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Denver Hospice. As a volunteer, you help us offer more expertise, more resources, and a more complete continuum of compassionate care to patients facing life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life transitions. Volunteer roles include working directly with patients and their families wherever they call home, assisting at our Inpatient Care Center, helping with administrative tasks, and providing special event support. We thank you for wanting to share your skills and talents with our organization.

Direct Patient Volunteer

Availability: Monday–Friday daytime availability needed.

Volunteers provide respite for caregivers and companionship/socialization for hospice patients. 1:1 service is provided from the comfort of the patient’s home or at a facility (Skilled, Assisted or Independent Living) in the community. Visits are typically a weekly commitment for 1–3 hours.

Inpatient Care Center – COVID-19 Screener

Availability: Any day of the week; evenings and weekends preferred.

Volunteers serve as the first point of contact to friends and family visitors at our Inpatient Care Center in Lowry. Create a warm and welcoming environment by screening visitors for COVID-19 using a screening questionnaire, taking temperatures and walking visitors to patient rooms, if needed. Two-hour shift minimum.

Integrative Therapies – Reiki Volunteer

Availability: Any day of the week.

Reiki I, II or Master Certification required. Volunteers provide Reiki sessions to patients and/or family members. 1:1 service is provided from the comfort of the patient’s home or at a facility (Skilled, Assisted or Independent Living) in the community. Visits are typically a weekly commitment for 1–3 hours.

Integrative Therapies – Pet Therapy Volunteer

Availability: Any day of the week.

Pet Therapy Certification required (or intent to be certified); animal must have and remain current with vaccinations required by local laws. Volunteer and animal provide 1:1 service to patients and families at our Inpatient Care Center in Lowry or a facility (Skilled or Assisted) in the community.

Haircut Volunteer

Availability: Any day of the week.

Cosmetology or Barber License through the State of Colorado required.

Volunteers are available to provide haircuts to our patients. Services provided in patient’s home, a facility (Skilled, Assisted or Independent Living) in the community or our own Inpatient Care Center in Lowry.

Notary Volunteer

Availability: Any day of the week.

Notary Certification through the State of Colorado required.

Volunteers are available to assist patients and families in notarizing financial or medical documents as needed. Services provided in patient’s home, a facility (Skilled, Assisted or Independent Living) in the community or our own Inpatient Care Center in Lowry.

If none of our current opportunities are of interest to you, please check back in the coming months for an updated list.

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