Hospice Volunteering

SSM Health at Home’s hospice volunteers have a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of others. No previous experience in the medical field is necessary. Through training, Hospice Volunteers learn how to give the gift of themselves and their time in providing emotional support, companionship and respite care to our patients and families.

How can you help?

Patient Support
Volunteers working directly with patients and their families provide companionship and support to patients, respite for families, and assist with errands, meal preparation or light housekeeping.

Administrative Support
Volunteers providing administrative duties support the Hospice Program by assisting with copying, collating materials and mailings, and fundraising efforts and special events.

Veteran to Veteran Volunteer Program
As part of our participation in the We Honor Veterans program, we have implemented a Veterans to Veterans Volunteer Program to provide Hospice patients with a history of military service the option to request a volunteer who is also a Veteran. Are you a military Veteran? Learn more about becoming part of the Veteran to Veteran Volunteer Program.

Caring Presence
Some volunteers may also choose to become part of the Caring Presence Program providing emotional comfort and support, to patients in their last hours of life.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Check out our upcoming volunteer training sessions!

All training sessions are from 8:30am-4:30pm unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in volunteering but unable to attend any of the scheduled training sessions, please contact the volunteer coordinator.

Prior registration is greatly appreciated.

For more information about Hospice Volunteering or to register for a training session, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 1-877-356-4514 or email Volunteers@hhuvns.org.

SSM Health Hospice House, 915 Twelfth Street, Baraboo, WI 53913

SSM Health at Home, 3700 East Racine St., Janesville, WI 53546

  • October 8, 2018
  • October 20, 2018
  • November 7, 2018
  • December 8, 2018

SSM Health at Home- Madison East (2802 Walton Commons Lane, Madison, WI 53718)

  • September 10, 2018
  • September 22, 2018
  • September 25 & September 27, 2018 from 5:30-8:30pm *attendance at both sessions required
  • October 23 & October 25, 2018 from 4:30-7:30pm *attendance at both sessions required
  • November 17, 2018

SSM Health at Home – Madison West (4639 Hammersley Road, Madison, WI 53711)

SSM Health at Home, 164 Second Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959

Sauk Prairie
SSM Health at Home, 80 First Street, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

Download Hospice Volunteer Application and Forms below.

Volunteer Application Hospice

Reference Notification Authorization to Obtain Information

Background Information Disclosure

Form Driver History Report Release