Do you believe
...in honoring people's end-of-life needs and wishes?
...in the power of teamwork?
...that a single act of compassion can change someone's life?
So do we.
Hospice of Central Ohio (HOCO) was established in 1982 by volunteers. As we grew over the years, paid staff positions were added to allow us to expand our services and therefore better meet the needs of the people in our care. Our physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, executive, program, and administrative staff provide the clinical and technical skills necessary to support daily operations and patient/family needs. In the true spirit of the word “team”, all staff members share the privilege and responsibility of supporting people who are in the dying process, as well as their family members and caregivers.
Volunteer staff members continue in the tradition of their predecessors, giving their skills and abilities as patient companions, office support staff, and myriad other roles which expand the organization’s capacity to serve an ever-growing patient population.
Across all lines of service, volunteers and employees work together to ensure that we are providing the best care possible to the people we serve every day.
Believe in the difference YOU can make.
Please note: an application to volunteer must be submitted prior to attending.
—assisting members of our community as they grieve and cope with loss.
- Bereavement Administrative Support
- Children’s Bereavement Camp
Direct Patient Care/Support
—providing care, companionship, and support to our patients and their families during the end-of-life process Life Review.
- Caring Presence (vigil at the bedside)
- Life Reflections
- Patient Companion
- Selma Markowitz Inpatient Care Center
Indirect Patient Care/Support
—assisting with administrative tasks, event support, and special projects that keep the organization funded and operating to serve our patients.
- Administrative/Office Support
- Floral Arrangements
- Fundraising/Event staffing
- Hand-made Items for Patients
- Hospitality Team
- Medical Records Processing
- Scented Comforts
- Seasonal Decorating
- Stockroom Assistant
Music & Memory Support
—Providing music for our patients. As a volunteer, you would be playing or performing music that provides comfort and aide to our patients.
Donations of gently used iPods & iPhones as well as iTunes gift card and monetary donations are accepted. Click here to learn more about this program.
*Note: Volunteer opportunities are subject to change. Please contact Volunteer Services for a current list of available assignments and full position descriptions.