Who is a typical MH Hospice volunteer?
There is no "typical" volunteer. Each volunteer is uniquely gifted with his / her own talents, likes and dislikes. Hospice volunteers are young/old, born in Houston/or other states/nations, who like helping people or supporting people who help people. Volunteers range from 16 to 89 years of age. We have people from all walks of life…
What does a volunteer do?
Volunteers assist with office work, participate in special events, visit patients, run errands, bake cookies (at the hospice in-patient unit), play music, participate in special one-time projects, and a variety of other things.
How can volunteers make a difference?
In July, 2010, we opened our first Memorial Hermann Hospice in-patient unit. A few weeks before our opening, we had many "comfort critters" donated to bring comfort to our patients and families, but no one to help welcome our patients and families, to bake cookies / to play music on our baby grand piano. Neither did we have any greenery to beautify the unit. Volunteers came to the rescue! By opening day, we had cookies, music, plants, and greeters! How about you? We have an opening for you.
How do I become a volunteer?
Volunteers complete a hospice volunteer application and do a few other requirements. We provide a TB screening and do a background check. You will also receive hospice training.
For more information: Call us at (713) 338-7400.