Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities at The Connecticut Hospice

If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to serve others in your community, we would like to hear from you. Our patients and families are in need of your care and support. As a CONNECTICUT HOSPICE VOLUNTEER, you can fill your hours (weekdays/evenings or weekends) by assisting in an administrative capacity or offering direct care as a friendly visitor, provide pastoral or bereavement care, help in the arts or meet transportation needs.

For more information please call Joan Cullen, Director of Volunteer Services at 203-315-7510. You can also email jcullen@hospice.com.

Quality of Care Roles in the In-Patient and Home Care settings

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Inpatient and Homecare

Assisting with physical and emotional needs of patients and their families through hands-on care in both the inpatient and homecare setting.

Pediatric Program

Caring for infants and children and their families

Compassionate Sitter

Spending quiet time with a patient. Just being bedside with a patient when loved ones can’t.

Diversified Duties

Assisting patients during meals, visiting with patients and families, replenishing supplies, and caring for patients’ general needs.

Spiritual Care

Providing spiritual comfort to patients and their families.

Arts

Sharing art forms, music, literary arts, or offering performances and displaying exhibits.

Development

Securing resources for continued quality care.

Bereavement

Reaching out and offering telephone support to families.

Facilitating bereavement support groups

Pet Therapy

Reconnecting with man’s best friend

Transportation

Furnishing travel assistance.

Hospitality

Attending to the comfort of visitors during their stay at Hospice.

Reception

Greeting families and visitors, showing them to patients’ rooms.

Gardening

Beautifying indoor and outdoor environments.

Speakers Bureau

Informing and educating the community about our Hospice programs.

Building Services

Cleaning, fixing, and maintaining property.

Clerical

Providing valuable secretarial services.

Unit Clerks

Coordinating staff and public information.

Dietary

Helping serve meals.

Harbour Watch

Tending our beautiful grounds along Long Island Sound.

Complementary Medicine

Supporting complementary therapy for stress reduction and pain management.

Shuttle Parking

Transporting visitors from their cars to loved ones.