What a Volunteer Can Do for You
This helpful list shows you the many things they can do for you, and what they cannot do.
Ways a Hope Hospice Volunteer CAN help in the home:
- CAN give generously of their time to provide support and assistance to both the patient and family.
- CAN prepare a light meal/snack and help feed the patient.
- CAN help patient with personal grooming. (brush hair, apply makeup)
- CAN contact the appropriate team members to request spiritual support per patient and family requests.
- CAN Coordinate help of friends, neighbors and relatives with permission from patient and family.
- CAN help change bed linens or fluff a pillow.
- CAN encourage the patient to tell their life story.
- CAN listen to the patient’s/family’s concerns.
- CAN do light housekeeping tasks such as tidy a room, run a vacuum, wash dishes, laundry.
Ways Volunteers CANNOT help in the home:
- CANNOT provide medical/nursing care.
- CANNOT give medications.
- CANNOT be a regular housekeeper nor do any heavy housekeeping such as scrubbing floors or washing windows.
- CANNOT answer medical questions. Please direct yourmedical questions to your nurse.
- CANNOT provide professional counseling.