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Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer

If you have a passion for caring for others, and if you’re looking for a way to make a difference in people’s lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice Volunteer.

The Beacon Hospice approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort, and dignity for both hospice patients and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers, as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others.

As you can imagine, the activities you will do as a Beacon Hospice Volunteer may come in many forms. From reading at a patient’s bedside and knitting lap blankets, to joining Reiki and pet therapy programs...there is something for everyone. With many different and unique volunteer opportunities, all free of cost, becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer is a great way to make a lasting difference in your own life and in the lives of others.


Common Volunteer activities often include:
Patients’ areas of interest:
● Reading
● Playing chess, cards, board games
● Knitting, scrapbooking, painting and other art projects
● Writing letters
● Helping to create life reviews


Household Tasks:
● Running errands
● Walking pets
● Grocery shopping
● Light meal preparation
● Light housekeeping


 Emotional Support:
● Providing respite for caregivers
● Sitting silently, when appropriate
● Providing spiritual support when requested
● Understanding and respecting


Beacon Hospice’s staff of Volunteer Coordinators is here and ready to connect you with the right program and activity that fits your needs.  If you are interested in learning more about how to become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer, contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators today at your local care center. To find the Beacon Hospice care center nearest you, click HERE.

"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve.
You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace."
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

People volunteer for many reasons, some more obvious than others. There's something for everyone to think about in the following list.

  • Help others and the community. This comes to mind first, but you'll see in the list that not all reasons to volunteer are selfless (and that's okay!)
  • Achieve new status and self-esteem. Besides good feelings within us, a volunteer position can create a new title or position of responsibility than may not be available in your workplace.
  • Expand social and professional networks. Many people use volunteer activities to meet interesting people who share their interests and may even need their professional skills.
  • Develop new skills and demonstrate existing talents. We offer specialized training for volunteers and your accomplishments as a volunteer can be as noteworthy as those that occur on the job.
  • Polish a resume. Adding volunteer activities shows a commitment to working for others and experience in a particular field.
  • Connect with someone you love. Couples or families who volunteer together gain a sense of deep satisfaction from doing something good for others and sharing the experience. Our volunteer department will gladly talk to you about opportunities at Beacon Hospice.

Beacon Hospice Care is available in MA, CT, RI, NH, ME.

Click here to fill out our Volunteer Application Form