Helping Hands and Hearts
The Gift of Time
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in supporting our mission, we have a variety of opportunities to match your unique interests and talents. Our dedicated team of volunteers generously donate their time as part of our Direct Patient Care Volunteer Team, our Bereavement Volunteer Team and/or our Administrative Volunteer Team.
Each day our clinical care teams are joined by specially trained volunteers who step into the lives of patients and families in need of grace and compassion. They offer patients the gift of time – a presence in the room, a friend to talk to, a hand to hold, or respite for loved ones.
Direct Patient Care Volunteers
Other Types of Volunteers
Our Administrative Volunteers contribute without direct patient involvement. Often, these volunteers support a variety of administrative functions including data entry, reports, mailings, special projects and more.
Our Bereavement Volunteers support our Center for Grief and Loss by reaching out to the bereaved of patients who passed under our care, and also to community members who have experienced a loss. Our Bereavement Volunteers document client intake information, help with bereavement mailings, contact clients to schedule counseling sessions and support groups, send bereavement cards and more.
Volunteer with Us!
Thank you for your interest. The compassionate care our volunteers provide sets us apart as a hospice with extraordinary standards. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, when otherwise qualified. Once Volunteer Services receives and reviews the application a Coordinator will be in touch to set up a mandatory first interview. Please note: Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is unable to accept any volunteers that have suffered a loss of a friend or family member in the last 13 months, been convicted of a felony, or require court ordered community service hours. Please note that we require our volunteers to have a Tuberculosis (TB) screening and to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Our volunteer program begins with comprehensive training on what it means to work with the dying, and how we uniquely care for them at Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. Topics include patient care, communication, family dynamics, the dying process, bereavement, and much more. Volunteers are then mentored in the area where they choose to work. The commitment continues with regular continuing education, and ongoing support.
2023 Volunteer Orientation Dates
Orientation meets the first Wednesdays of each month from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Upon registration for orientation, a member of our team will reach out with more information.