Healthcare Professionals FAQs
Who can make a Hospice referral?
What role does the Hospice volunteer serve?
Hospice volunteers may provide different types of support to patients and their families including running errands, preparing light meals, staying with a patient to give caregivers a break, and lending emotional support and companionship. All patient/family volunteers receive a minimum of 20 hours of intensive training in understanding Hospice, confidentiality, working with families, listening skills, signs and symptoms of approaching death, loss and grief, and bereavement support. For information on volunteering at Hospice of the Piedmont, please see our Volunteer section.