Hospice Needs Volunteers!

When you volunteer with our ComfortWELL Hospice Services, you are helping patients and their loved ones experience one of the most challenging times of their lives with dignity. (You are also helping our hospice program, as Medicare requires volunteer hours!) You can volunteer both in our patients’ residences in the towns we serve and in our Ridgefield, CT administrative building.

Below are examples of some areas where we would gratefully appreciate your hands – and your heart. (Please also view our Volunteer Requirements page to understand our health and safety protocols.)

A young female hospice volunteer wearing a blue sweater laughs and clasps hands with a smiling female hospice patient

Office/Administrative Support

  • Data entry
  • Filing
  • Answering and/or making patient follow-up phone calls
  • Assembling printed materials
  • Maintenance of office spaces and/or supply rooms

Family Support & Friendly Visitor

  • Visit patients in their residence or assisted living community
  • Provide companionship
  • Provide socialization, activities, and/or entertainment
  • Assist with errands

Veteran-to-Veteran Peer Support

  • Visit patients in their residence or assisted living community
  • Provide companionship and reminisce over past experiences
  • Educate and assist patient in receiving veteran benefits
  • Participate in pinning ceremonies and other military commemorative events
  • Assist with errands

Pet Therapy Companion

  • Visit patients in their residence or assisted living community
  • Provide companionship and/or conversation

Clinical Support & Externships​

  • Provide annual physical examinations
  • Administer immunizations and vaccinations
  • Measure blood pressure
  • Offer specialty medical expertise at our Wellness Fair and through other screenings throughout the year
  • Partner on community education programs

Professional Partner & Community Liaison​

  • Assist with beautification—hairstyling, manicures, pedicures
  • Help with relaxation—massage therapy, reiki, music therapy
  • Home maintenance—lawn care, snow removal, occasional handiwork
  • Lend expertise to a professional committee—accounting, communications, finance, law, marketing, etc.
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Individuals may volunteer in our Ridgefield, CT office or in the towns where we provide care.

For more information about volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Inquiry Form, and a Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.

A smiling young veterans-to-veterans hospice volunteer wearing a camouflage shirt smiles as he talks to an elderly hospice patient