Volunteer

Generosity goes a long way.

Hospice is a care option for people coping with a life-limiting illness or disease, when curing the illness or disease is no longer a realistic option. The illness may no longer be responding to curative treatment, or the treatment may be making the person too ill to enjoy the time remaining.

Stories From Our Volunteers

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Harry
Arizona Care Hospice Volunteer
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Sara
Arizona Care Hospice Volunteer
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Sabrina
Arizona Care Hospice Volunteer
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Shelly
Arizona Care Hospice Volunteer

Our volunteers are ordinary people who share two common characteristics: compassion and a desire to help. Our volunteers are deeply committed to providing support to our patients through a variety of ways. Our patients are located throughout the valley and northern Arizona. Patients live in private homes or in-care facilities. Volunteers can choose their own assignments and typically see patients within a few miles of their own home.

Volunteer Opportunities

Spending time with patients

Reading aloud to or along with patients

Assisting with projects and activities

Providing respite care for caregivers

Spending time with patients

Reading aloud to or along with patients

Assisting with projects and activities

Providing respite care for caregivers

Volunteer FAQs

It’s easy! Just request an application! Either request an application by completing the form below, call us at 480.588.8200, or pick one up in-person!

We do not reimburse mileage, but we do our best to find volunteers who live in the same vicinity as the patient to whom they are assigned.

The schedule is decided upon by the volunteer and the patient/caregiver/family. There is no minimum number of hours, but we do ask that our volunteers be willing to donate a minimum of 1 or 2 hours per week. There may be times when you won’t have a patient, but we request that you will commit to donating this time when we need a volunteer in your area.

Just your time. All costs involved in the application process are paid by Arizona Care Hospice. A TB test, background check, and comprehensive training will be provided.

You do not need medical experience and we will provide the training necessary to volunteer. The orientation can be held at our office in Fountain Hills or we will be happy to meet with you at a convenient location of your choosing. Volunteers will not feed, transfer, transport, administer medications, assist with personal care or provide counseling to patients.

The two most important characteristics of our volunteers are compassion and a desire to help. Whether our volunteers are playing board games with a patient or offering respite for the caregiver, our volunteers will be using skills that they already possess. Volunteer activities can include companionship, emotional support, reading to the patient, playing music, or assisting with light housekeeping chores. We believe that hospice is not a place. Hospice is a philosophy; one that centers on the belief that every individual has the right to die comfortably and with dignity. Volunteers play a large part in making that happen.

Interested in Volunteering?

We’re always looking for compassionate volunteers. If you’re interested in joining our team of volunteers, please contact us, call our Volunteer Coordinators directly: 480.588.8200 (Phoenix area), 928.535.5353 (Payson & surrounding communities), or 928.772.4141 (Prescott & surrounding communities), or complete the form below!