Volunteer with Geisinger Home Health & Hospice

Are you interested in giving of your time with others, in developing a better understanding of people and a deeper appreciation of life?

Consider becoming a Geisinger Home Health & Hospice volunteer. The word "hospice" originates from medieval times when it indicated a place of shelter and rest for tired or ill travelers on long journeys. Today, "hospice" refers to a growing concept of humane and compassionate care which can be provided in the patient's home. 

For many, the rewards of volunteering time and energy to help those in need are the most gratifying experience of a lifetime. Geisinger Home Health & Hospice needs men and women 18 years of age and older to provide a variety of volunteer services.

Functions performed by the hospice volunteers are varied and contingent upon the needs of the patient/family. They may include talking to, listening to, writing letters for, reading to the patient/family, teaching crafts, preparing light meals, running errands, making phone calls, decorating for holidays, etc. Volunteers are not responsible for personal care of the patient or any procedure usually performed by nursing staff.

Volunteers are appreciated and needed as requested by the family -- typically once a week. Training is provided at no charge to the volunteer.

The hospice concept is to provide care and dignity to those individuals with a life-limiting illness and to assist their families during and after this time. Hospice care is a loving way of keeping families together; it affirms life, emphasizing quality, not length. Hospice empowers patients to live fully while including families and loved ones in giving care. Volunteers play a large part in making this happen.

We offer several opportunities for individuals to participate in a variety of volunteer services. For more information about volunteer opportunities call 1-888-478-6227.

Become a volunteer

Call 1-888-478-6227 for more information