Volunteer Training

“When we bring sunshine into the lives of others, we are warmed by it ourselves. When we spill a little happiness, it splashes on us.”

Volunteer Patti Jennings


Who can volunteer?

Anyone who wishes to make a significant difference in the lives of dying patients and their family members may become a volunteer. We suggest that Volunteers for these programs be a minimum of one year out from any loss experience of an immediate family member or loved one.  Although if you are ready to volunteer, please give us a call – Contact Barb Samuelson at 903-868-9315 or 940-665-9891. Email her at barb.samuelson@homehospice.org 


What kind of commitment is requested?

Home Hospice staff work thoughtfully with volunteers to ensure that assignments are manageable and that volunteers are given appropriate options for service.


What training is required?

Training requirements vary depending on the responsibility sought.  Home Hospice experts conduct structured training sessions for those volunteers working directly with patients and families, and other volunteers receive on-the-job training.  In-service training for all volunteers is offered throughout the year on topics of interest.


*For all training classes and in-services please call for upcoming training sessions.


Patient & Family Support Volunteer Training

Participants will become familiar with Home Hospice team concept, philosophy and approach to end-of-life issues and will meet some of the nurses, chaplains and social workers to get their perspective, as well as gain an understanding of the role of volunteer.


Legacy Training

A life review is an important part of a patient’s experience when they are on Home Hospice service.  The Legacy program was developed to help a patient with a positive life review.  A Legacy volunteer will meet with patient and record their story which is then written and published, along with pictures, in a booklet as a legacy for the patient and family.


Vet-to-Vet Volunteer Training

We are combining two powerful resources and benefits by pairing the benefit of volunteer support with the benefit of Veterans interacting with other Veterans.  If you are a Veteran interested in supporting a Veteran on Home Hospice service, this is a great program for you.  Focused training will address needs and issues specific to veterans.  Prerequisites: Volunteer must be a Veteran and must have completed Patient and Family Support Training.


Contact Barb Samuelson at 903-868-9315 or 940-665-9891. Email her at barb.samuelson@homehospice.org