Community residents dedicated to making a difference
Our Hospice volunteers make all the difference in the world to our patients
and to their families and loved ones. Without them the breadth of hospice
services we offer could never match the need for the services we face each day.
As a hospice volunteer, you will receive specialized orientation by our
professional staff. This training will help ensure that you are comfortable
in your volunteer role and prepared to be a vital part of our Hospice
Services team. There are many opportunities available in various areas,
and we strive to match your skills and interests with our needs.
Volunteer opportunities include patient care, greeting and welcoming visitors,
answering phones, office functions, pet visitation and community outreach.
The volunteer program is open to volunteers who can commit to four hours
of service per week.
Types of Volunteers
Patient Care Volunteers. As a patient care volunteer you may provide hands-on assistance to our
patients and their families in many ways. In our residential center, you
may be helping the patient with things they can’t do alone, assisting
with meals and providing comfort care. You also may be a person with a
friendly face and a warm smile, or you may be a listener with an empathetic
ear who is a reassuring presence. Patients at our center also enjoy visits
from our specially trained pet visitation dogs. In the patient’s
home, you may be a provider of respite for the caregiver. In area nursing
homes and assisted living facilities, you may be a voice to read a book
or just talk.
Administrative and Outreach Volunteers. Volunteers who provide administrative support are making it possible
for our employees to focus on the needs of our patients. Greeting patients
and welcoming visitors, answering phones, filing and general office duties
are just a few of the many tasks provided by our volunteers. As a community
outreach volunteer, you will provide information about our hospice services
at special events, community health fairs, etc.
Hospice volunteer training takes place at The Thomas P. Perciak Family
Residential Hospice, at 19659 Drake Road, in Strongsville. All volunteers
are interviewed by the volunteer coordinator prior to the training sessions.
A background check, including fingerprinting, is included in the training
process. Training is based on the service area chosen by each volunteer.
You are welcome to call the volunteer coordinator at
440-816-5967 to set-up an appointment to discuss volunteering.
Hospice Services of Southwest General
18659 Drake Road
Strongsville, Ohio 44136
We Look Forward to Helping You
If you have any questions about becoming a Hospice volunteer, or would
like to find out more, please call
440-816-5000 to schedule a time.