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Teen Volunteer Programs

Participating in Hospice of the Valley's Teen Volunteer Program is rewarding and fun. Our teen volunteers visit patients for two hours each week and brighten their days with conversation, reading, playing games, listening to music, or sharing other activities of mutual interest.

Volunteering with Hospice of the Valley can even be a springboard to a career in healthcare and serving others.

What’s in it for me?

Hospice of the Valley’s Teen Volunteer Program can provide you:

  • Community service hours accepted by your high school, the National Honors Society, or other club.
  • The experience of making a personal connection with a patient who will appreciate your time and companionship.
  • The opportunity to make friends with other teens volunteering with Hospice of the Valley.
  • Training that will prepare and support you in your interactions with patients and their families.  
  • Experience in a professional setting with a well-respected organization.

In addition, high school seniors with 50 hours of service as a Hospice of the Valley volunteer are eligible to apply for our Teen Scholarship Program, which awards college scholarships of $500.

What’s required of me?

  • You must be a high school student residing in Maricopa County.
  • You must make a 12-month commitment to volunteering 2 hours per week, which can be on weekdays after school or on the weekends.
  • You should have an interest in visiting and spending time with a patient.
  • You must complete 18 hours of orientation.

To apply to Hospice of the Valley’s Teen Volunteer Program, click here.

Teen Volunteer Testimonials

"Hospice is a place where I feel like it's my second family. Knowing that I can help other people, especially at the end of their lives, is really amazing. It makes you smile from the Inside out."

Nhi Van received the Youth Award from the Governor's Volunteer Service Award in April 2012. Congratulations, Nhi!
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Nhi Van
Phoenix, AZ

“When my initial visit was over with my patient, he made me promise I would come back. Sharing stories, reading and just being together with someone who deeply appreciates the time we spend with them makes being an HOV volunteer a unique experience. Even though I spend one hour a week with my patient, to him it is timeless.”

Kara Smith
Scottsdale, AZ