Hospice volunteers serve our patients and families in a variety of ways. Volunteers are valued members of our hospice team. Commitments as often as once a week to once a month depending on your availability. Do you have a special skill or interest you wish to share? Let us know.

For a thorough review of our volunteer program, as well as volunteer roles and responsibilities please watch the Hospice Volunteer Orientation Video click here

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Hospice Volunteer Opportunities

Hospice Patient Companion: Work directly with patients and their families by providing patient companionship and respite to caregivers. Assignments are typically once a week for a couple of hours depending on volunteer's schedule and availability. No prior medical knowledge required.

Facility Friendly Visitors: Visit our hospice patients 2-4 times a month at one of the local nursing homes or assisted living facilities served by VNA Hospice.

Hospice Massage Therapist: Volunteer time requirement is flexible. Previous training/work in massage therapy required, comfortable working around patient’s physical restrictions and understanding of contraindications.

CareCuts Hairstylist/Barber: Provide occasional in-home haircuts for our hospice clients. Need to have professional skills and own equipment.

Volunteers to provide one-on-one music or once a month music activity for a local facility served by VNA Hospice.

Animal Companions: Therapy or Good Citizen dogs (as well as other well-behaved animal companions) who want to visit our hospice patients in local nursing and assisted living facilities need to let their owners know of this volunteer opportunity. Visits 2-4x per month.

Snow Angel: Support our hospice patients/families outside the home by providing necessary assistance with yard care needs: snow removal, raking, trimming and mowing. Limited requests for these volunteer services. Schedule at your convenience.

Office: General office help like filing, mailings, odd jobs and event help. Approximately 2 times per month. Schedule at your convenience.


• No medical knowledge needed.
• Mandatory volunteer training provided.
• Application and Interview.
• KBI Background Check.
• TB test – free of charge.
• Own Transportation.

If interested in being a volunteer, please download our Volunteer Application.

For more information or to talk with the Visiting Nurses Hospice Volunteer Coordinator contact Sarah Rooney at:

Sarah Rooney: Hospice Volunteer Coordinator
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Lawrence, KS 66044

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