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Become a Volunteer

There is so much that the human spirit can give to the patients here, and so much that their spirit can give to us.

Volunteer Roles

As a non-profit in-patient hospital and palliative care and hospice care provider volunteers are an essential component to the services that we provide. Volunteers enrich the daily life of Hospice and help our regular staff provide exceptional service to our patients and families.

Volunteers are needed in 20-plus different areas, including:

  • administrative assistance
  • bereavement
  • community outreach
  • compassionate sitters
  • diversified help
  • events
  • expressive arts
  • pastoral and spiritual
  • patient assist (hands-on care)
  • pet therapy
  • reception desk
  • transportation
  • expressive arts
  • pastoral and spiritual
  • patient assist (hands-on care)
  • pet therapy
  • reception desk
  • transportation

How Does Volunteering Work?

Volunteers workng at the front desk at the Connecticut Hospice

As a volunteer for Connecticut Hospice, you can choose the best role and time that works for you, from weekdays or weekends, to mornings or evenings. 

Our volunteer program provides orientation and training for each volunteer who gifts us with their time, talents and expertise.  

Volunteers receive ongoing support from our staff and experienced volunteers.

While we ask for a minimum 4 hour weekly commitment; we are flexible to meet your schedule. We can work with you or your organization for special one-time volunteer projects such as fund-raising or a holiday event.

Volunteers interact with patients and family members of all ages – infants, children, young adults and the elderly

Opportunities to make a difference as a volunteer continually arise.

Volunteer rocking a babyas musician plays at The Connecticut Hospice

Get Started

If you would like more information or would like to set up an interview, please contact Joan Cullen at 203-315-7510 or by email at [email protected].  Please note the Connecticut Hospice does require proof of COVID vaccination for all staff, volunteers and students.

Volunteer Interview Video

Patient Assist and Compassionate Sitter

About Our Volunteers

About Our Volunteers

Connecticut Hospice volunteers are a diverse and talented group. They include working professionals, homemakers, retirees, and students. Connecticut Hospice works with local colleges to coordinate volunteerism with various community action programs. In addition to junior and senior high school and college levels, even grade school children “volunteer” for special projects like sending holiday cards and singing to patients and families.

Over 400 volunteers work alongside Connecticut Hospice staff members in our Branford in-patient facility, and in homes across Connecticut.

Please Support Us

As a not-for-profit, we depend on generous donors to help us provide customized services and therapies that aren’t completely covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance. 

Please make a gift to help us sustain the highest standard of care.

Donate  Online

Contact Admissions

Admissions may be scheduled seven days a week.
Call our Centralized Intake Department: (203) 315-7540.

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