“Mission Hospice provides training before you begin, which I so appreciated! The training really helped me feel prepared and to think about my own attitudes about living and dying. The other volunteers were wonderful people. I feel a great deal of support from the staff and other members of my hospice teams. This continued after training, as I now am in touch with Guy, the volunteer coordinator on a regular basis, and with members of the various hospice teams. How great to help people in need, and to be a part of a larger organization which is committed to care.” Brenda – Mission Hospice Volunteer

“Having the experience of working with persons terminally ill is not an easy task, but for those who can give unconditional support for the people that need it, working with hospice is a highly gratifying. The training (with Guy) is very worthy in itself. The major point of the training is to make the volunteer to accept death as a part of life and prepare hem/her to put up with it. It also puts the volunteer on the skin of the patient and make hem/her feel what the patient would feel on the perspective of an eminent death. After the instruction there is a multitude of patients that need someone to listen to them, keep them company even for a short time, or just hold there hands. I encourage everyone that is looking for accomplishment in volunteer work to contact hospice and start a training, and good luck. And for Mission Hospice a big five.” Mohamed – Mission Hospice Volunteer

“I would 110% recommend Mission Hospice as an organization to volunteer for. My experience there for the last year has been very rewarding and is truly a special organization. At Mission Hospice, they value their volunteers and are very professional with their training no matter which way you decide to help. Their volunteer coordinator, has years of experience working in a hospice setting and provides insightful and thorough training. Hospice is a wonderful organization and volunteering for them you truly help increase the quality of people’s lives and your own. I strongly encourage any person looking for a rewarding volunteer experience to get in touch with Guy to learn more about it. There are so many ways to help!” Ilana – Mission Hospice Volunteer

” I have learned something significant from each and every one of my patients.  Each patient has affected me in a different way.  For example, I was deeply impacted through the depth of communication that my patient, who could not speak, communicated through his eyes. Volunteering at Mission Hospice has significantly impacted my life as it has taught me to slow down and reflect on the gift of the present moment.  It has also equipped me to humbly embrace the harder conversation topics that can arise when talking with others. Before hospice volunteering, I was a person who did not like to sit still for very long periods of time unless I was accomplishing something ‘productive’.  But, after spending meaningful time with the patients, I have learned that there is great value in being present with one another without having a particular agenda.” Amy – Mission Hospice Volunteer