Become a Hospice Volunteer

SALMON Hospice is always looking to add caring, compassionate individuals to our volunteer pool. Volunteers typically spend 1-2 hours per week with a patient, providing companionship and often times relieves a caregiver. Some common tasks include:

  • Conversation/reminiscing
  • Doing a hobby or activity that interests the patient
  • Taking the patient outside for some fresh air and to experience nature
  • Sitting bedside, holding a patient's hand and providing a comforting presence
  • Reading to the patient from a book, magazine, newspaper or bible
  • Running an errand for either the patient or caregiver
  • Helping out in our office with filing, photocopying, and with mailings
  • Being a greeter at our bereavement support group

Free training on how to be a hospice volunteer will be provided, along with on-going continuing education and support.

The first step to becoming a volunteer is completing the online application:

Volunteer Click

For more information, please call our Hospice Line at (508) 422-1837.