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Volunteer Opportunities

volunteer with patientVolunteering with Hospice of the Valley may be one of the most fulfilling things you ever do. 

Whether you wish to visit patients, share a special talent, or support a program that interests you, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities from which to choose. Volunteers are treasured members of the hospice team.

Volunteer training requirements vary based on your chosen role. Those who opt to support patients and caregivers must complete an extended orientation (a total of 24 hours of training). Orientation classes are held monthly. Call 602.636.6336 or email for more information.

Click here to fill out a volunteer application.

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Patient Care and Support

Patient Companion
Provide respite for caregivers, visit and read with patients, run errands and offer emotional support to HOV patients. Volunteers may also provide these services for patients served by Arizona Palliative Home Care.

11th Hour Companion
Receive additional training to offer presence at the bedside of a patient who is near death.

Ryan House
Be a greeter, a game player, a reader and a good listener to children with life-threatening conditions and their families staying at Ryan House in central Phoenix. To learn more about Ryan House, visit RyanHouse.org.

Bereavement Phone Support
Support caregivers after a death by making bereavement calls to provide emotional support, information and resources.

New Song Center for Grieving Children 
Facilitate support groups for children, teens and the adults who care for them. Volunteers also speak to community groups, provide office support and help raise money. Click here for more information and to complete a New Song volunteer application.

Hispanic Volunteer Program
Bilingual volunteers lend support and companionship to Spanish-speaking patients. See our Spanish-language volunteer page for information in Spanish

Teen Volunteer Programs
Our Teen Volunteer Program trains high school age teens to work in supervised settings with hospice patients. Click here for the teen volunteer application.

The Teens in Nursing program provides high school students interested in nursing careers an experience volunteering in hospice home settings under the direction of a certified nursing assistant. Click here for the Teens in Nursing volunteer application.

Special Interests

Pet Connections
Do you and your pet have the qualities to serve as a pet therapy team? We accept dogs, cats, rabbits and miniature horses into our Pet Connections program.

Kivel-Hospice of the Valley Jewish End-of-Life Program
Specially trained volunteers assist with Shabbat ceremonies on Friday evenings. The ritual includes electric candles, kosher grape juice and challah bread, offered with prayers, music and readings.

HOV Salutes Veterans Program
Volunteers who are veterans receive special training to visit and honor our veteran patients. Click here to learn more.   

Music Partners
Play recordings, an instrument or sing to patients. Or participate in the "Voices Lifted" choir that sings to patients at various facilities.

Sewing, Quilting
Talented sewers and knitters, working in groups or individually, provide handmade items such as quilts, shawls, pillows, stuffed bears and activity items to provide comfort to dementia patients.

Administrative/Public Relations

Clerical Support
Provide clerical assistance such as filing, data entry, labeling and mailing at the agency's offices Valleywide.

Special Events Support
Assist with the agency's fund-raising and community events. Click here to see our special events.

Speakers Bureau
Speak to community groups about services and programs offered by Hospice of the Valley.

White Dove Thrift Shoppe
Assist customers, organize and display clothing, furniture, art and other merchandise at the White Dove Thrift Shoppe, with locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Mesa.