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.


Download Hospice Volunteer Application and Forms below.

Volunteer Application Hospice

Reference Notification Authorization to Obtain Information

Background Information Disclosure

Form Driver History Report Release