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Volunteer Tribute

In this video, Barb Huffman pays tribute to the amazing work done by our volunteers and the impact they have on our families.

Our Hospice volunteerism is an opportunity to serve the people in your community through many volunteer opportunities supporting our 16-county service area.

  • Patient/Family support
  • On-call support – meeting needs for patient/family on immediate need basis
  • Bereavement support
  • Clerical – supporting staff in filing, answering phones, computer entries, mailings
  • Fundraising
  • Our Hospice Inpatient Facility
    • Patient/Family Support
    • Clerical
    • Greeter/Gift Shop
    • Library
    • Gardening

Every volunteer is provided with training according to the area of volunteerism they choose.  A comprehensive training prepares the volunteers for their role as part of the Our Hospice team. Volunteers give time based on their availability and the need within the area of volunteerism they choose.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Inc., you can contact the Volunteer office at 812.314.8054 or toll free 1.800.841.4938 ext. 8054, or by email at msatterfield@crh.org. A volunteer packet is available providing a complete overview of Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, each area of volunteerism, and the application process for becoming a volunteer.

Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program

Our Hospice of South Central Indiana has implemented the Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program, which is an innovative model for serving Veterans at the end of life. The goal of the Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program is to pair Veteran volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as Veterans. Once paired with hospice patients who also have military experience, Veteran Volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each patient creating an environment where life review and healing may occur.

What is the importance of Veteran Volunteers?

  • Volunteers are essential to the delivery of quality hospice care
  • Veterans are part of a distinct culture with their own common language and experiences
  • When Veterans interact, their common language and experiences can form a strong relational bond
  • The camaraderie created between Veterans has proven to be supportive for all involved

What activities can Veteran Volunteers do?

  • Assist Veterans in reminiscing / telling life stories
  • Educate and assist patients in receiving Veteran benefits
  • Take part in pinning ceremonies or distribute certificates for Veterans Day and other Veteran events
  • Assist in replacing lost medals