Bring Joy to their Journey
Kind people like you are needed to provide companionship to hospice patients. Our patients would love to hear you read a book, enjoy a laugh, hold their hand, or participate in activities with them. Visiting times are flexible and are individualized. We can accommodate your busy schedule to meet our patients’ needs. Training is provided as well as ongoing support from our team.
Volunteers are an integral part of providing emotional support to St. Croix Hospice patients and their families. There are numerous ways that you can provide comfort, dignity and respect to our hospice patients.
Hospice Companions: Volunteer companions provide the extra care and support through companionship and practical, caring help. Respite care involves staying with the patient while the family member enjoys a moment alone to run errands, make appointments, or simply take time to care for themselves. Hospice companions visit on a regular basis and do a variety of activities like reading, hand holding, playing music, card games, looking at photograph albums, and sharing memories. Veterans are needed to volunteer with our veteran patients.
Vigil: Volunteers provide the support, physical presence, and reassurance that patients and families need. These individuals stay at the bedside of patients who would otherwise be alone during the last days or hours of life.
Pet Therapy: Pet therapy has been shown to reduce physical and emotional pain, along with reducing anxiety, and sense of isolation. Certified handler/dog teams visit with patients wherever the patient may live (i.e. assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing facilities).
Administrative Volunteers: The administrative support volunteer provides support for all hospice departments in a wide range of important duties including data entry, filing, copying, mailings, research, answering phones, and assembling admission packets.
Please contact Clare Sitko at firstname.lastname@example.org Or by calling 715-210-5132 to discuss the many opportunities that match your passion, skills, or talents and hobbies!