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The spirit of a Hospice Volunteer comes from a genuine desire to provide comfort, peace and care to patients, caregivers and families during the end of life journey. People of all ages can become hospice volunteers, and make a profound difference in the lives of the individuals they serve.

Hospice Home Care provides many avenues for volunteers to join our teams located in five branch offices across Arkansas: Conway, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Monticello and Pine Bluff. The Corporate Office and the Comfort Care Center, both located in Little Rock, are also places volunteers are always welcome!

Whether someone wishes to volunteer directly with patients and families, or they feel more comfortable behind the scenes in an office setting, Hospice Home Care Volunteers are an integral part of how care is provided. The Hospice Medicare Benefit, established in 1983 to provide Americans with access to high-quality end-of-life-care, is the only federal benefit that requires volunteers to off-set the cost of paid staffing positions.

Hospice Home Care encourages anyone who has a heart for volunteering to give their time, talent and treasure as their heart leads them. Examples of volunteer activities at Hospice Home Care include:

  • In-home/in-person family time
  • Telephone calls to homebound patients
  • Art / Music at the bedside for individual patients
  • Companionship
  • Transportation, (shopping, errands)
  • Pet Therapy for individual patients
  • Companion vigils (11th hour volunteers)
  • Life Sketches (short stories about a patient's life)
  • Direct bereavement support (telephone calls, composing notes, family time)
  • Filing and copying
  • Packaging patient information packets
  • Baking cookies and popping popcorn
  • Pampering patients by painting their nails or braiding hair
  • Seasonal decorating for holidays and other projects
  • Planting flowers and filling bird feeders
  • Planning and preparation for 'Best Day Ever' activities for individual patients
  • Arranging flowers for delivery to patients
  • Preparing gifts and recognition items to encourage patients and their families
  • Comfort Care Center: volunteer greeter, bedside volunteer, special project volunteer, snack cart volunteer

Hospice Home Care’s Comfort Care Center also has a ‘Wish List’ of items and activities needed for families staying with loved ones during the final journey, including:

  • Laundry detergent / fabric softener
  • Toothpaste / Toothbrushes
  • Lap blanket / Throws
  • Restaurant Gift Cards
  • Hand Lotion
  • Art therapy and crafting supplies
  • Adult coloring / activity Books
  • Playing cards / board games
  • Nail polish & remover

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Join a group of truly amazing people in your community who are giving their time and talents to create better days for hospice patients and their families.

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Speak With A Nurse

To speak with a Registered Nurse about hospice services, locations, or to schedule an appointment, call the Clinical Responsiveness Center at (501) 558-4100 or toll-free at (844) 558-4100.

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Hospice Home Care would be happy to speak with you and discuss our hospice services.

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Comfort and peace on the end of life’s journey

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Facing the end of life can be hard. Facing it alone, in the absence of family, friends, financial resources and qualified caregivers, is even harder.

The Tribute of Life Foundation believes that everyone deserves to complete their journey in a warm, clean bed, surrounded by people who care deeply about meeting their medical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. Through our 'No One is Alone' initiative, we are committed to funding two beds in the Comfort Care Center for people who could not afford it otherwise.

To learn more about the Foundation, or to partner with us financially, just click one of the buttons below.

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