Serving as a Hospice Savannah volunteer can challenge you, fill your heart and enrich your life. Our volunteers are men, women and teens (ages 16 - 17) who have a sincere desire to help others and have two to four hours per week to volunteer.
You will be prepared for your role by a free, comprehensive training program. No previous experience in the medical field is necessary. Teens must have parental consent to participate.
Following training, you will be asked to complete paperwork so we may run a criminal background check and check your references. You will meet our Infection Control Nurse for a health screen and TB testing. If you choose to work with our patients you will receive additional training with our clinical staff.
Click here to complete an on-line volunteer application form.
Click here to see the Volunteer Training Schedule.
For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at 912.355.2289.
How We Utilize Our Volunteers
You can provide companionship to patients in their homes, in local nursing homes or assisted living facilities, or in our Hospice House. As a patient and family volunteer, you may run errands, transport a patient or caregiver to an appointment or to the stores, provide music, prepare an easy meal, or simply provide a friendly conversation.
You may be a professional photographer or a licensed beautician or certified massage therapist who would like to share your skills, or you and your certified therapy dog may enjoy becoming part of our Hug-a-Pet program.
If you choose not to volunteer directly with patients, you may want to help our Full Circle bereavement staff make follow-up calls to family members after their loved one has died, help counselors facilitate grief support groups, or volunteer at our annual children's Grief Camp.
Other options include using your data processing and computers skills to volunteer at our administrative offices on Chatham Parkway or becoming involved with Community Outreach activities.
We encourage you to discuss your interests and motivation for volunteering with our staff so we can make your experience rewarding. For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at 912.355.2288.
Click here to read an article from WTOC.com and watch the related video as Senior Companion volunteers explain how they help our patients.
Click here to apply as a volunteer with Hospice Savannah.
Current Volunteers: click here to enter documentation.