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WHY VOLUNTEER?

St. Mary’s Hospice volunteers offer vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. 


Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose provide peace, comfort and care to patients, caregivers, and families during the end-of-life process. 


The benefits of volunteering can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. 


For Patient Care Volunteers

Volunteers may NOT handle patient's medicines, change dressings, help with enteral feedings, transport patients, or fill out financial paperwork. 

St. Mary's Hospice Services offers the following volunteering opportunities:

OFFICE VOLUNTEER

VETERAN VOLUNTEER

VETERAN VOLUNTEER

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Office volunteers assist Hospice staff members in hospice's administrative office. These activities may include assembling information packets and admission packets, filing, photocopying, assisting with mailings, and putting away supplies. 

VETERAN VOLUNTEER

VETERAN VOLUNTEER

VETERAN VOLUNTEER

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  Veteran volunteers are able to share and perform life review, visiting our veteran patients on Veteran’s Day.

SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER

VETERAN VOLUNTEER

SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER

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Volunteers who enjoy public speaking, networking and participating in a variety of events designed to raise funds, help with public education and community awareness. 

ART ENRICHMENT VOLUNTEER

MUSIC ENRICHMENT VOLUNTEER

SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER

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 With the help of our volunteers, our  patients and families are able to explore their creative side and express their feelings through the visual arts.

MUSIC ENRICHMENT VOLUNTEER

MUSIC ENRICHMENT VOLUNTEER

MUSIC ENRICHMENT VOLUNTEER

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 Our music enrichment volunteers enjoy singing, playing a musical instrument and share their talent with our hospice patients.

PHOTOGRAPHY VOLUNTEER

MUSIC ENRICHMENT VOLUNTEER

MUSIC ENRICHMENT VOLUNTEER

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  Whether taking photos is your hobby or your passion, you can create memorable moments with your hospice patients by taking professional pictures of the patient and family.

PATIENT CARE VOLUNTEER

PATIENT CARE VOLUNTEER

PATIENT CARE VOLUNTEER

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Our patient care volunteers offer emotional care support, and practical assistance that enhances the comfort and quality of life for patients and family/caregivers. These services include being available for companionship, listening to music, talking with the patient, helping with feeding, providing comfort, and simply "being there" to support patient's family and caregiver.

Download our hospice volunteer application

Volunteer Application Form (pdf)

Download

Contact the volunteer coordinator if you are interested in volunteering for our hospice services.

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Stop by at our main office and pick up a Volunteer Application.

St. Mary's Hospice Services, Inc.

3180 East Shields Avenue, Fresno, California 93726, United States

(559) 222-1291

Volunteer Coordinator Office Hours

Mon

09:00 am – 03:00 pm

Tue

09:00 am – 03:00 pm

Wed

09:00 am – 03:00 pm

Thu

09:00 am – 03:00 pm

Fri

09:00 am – 03:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed