Trained volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice of the Fisher Home’s team, both at our hospice residence and in patients’ homes.
As an introduction to our hospice program and our philosophy, and as mandated by federal regulations, new volunteers take part in a training course led by the Fisher Home’s volunteer coordinator. This course teaches newcomers about the principles of hospice, introduces them to our clinical and administrative staff, defines their role as volunteer members of our staff, and explores personal attitudes toward dying and death. The volunteer coordinator then monitors new volunteers’ visits to the residence or to patients’ homes, offering advice and counsel along the way.
Volunteers at the Hospice of the Fisher Home represent a wide range of ages, ethnicity, backgrounds, and cultural interests. All must agree to a one-year commitment of two hours a week. For more information about volunteering or to become a member of the volunteer team, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Barbara Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-549-0115.