Hospice of Davidson County Volunteer


Hospice volunteers experience unforgettable moments of compassion and fulfillment as they enhance the lives of those facing their end of life journey. The support our volunteers provide to the patients we serve and their caregivers is immeasurable.

Whatever the reason for volunteering, there is a volunteer role for anyone. Volunteers can be professionals, retirees, students or anyone with a strong desire to help care for and support our patients. Many volunteers have a personal story and volunteering for hospice gives them an outlet to express themselves, their feelings and experiences in a positive manner by giving back to others.

One of the most valuable volunteer roles is offering companionship for patients and respite for caregivers to allow them to spend time with family and friends, run errands, or simply take a much-needed break from their duties as a caregiver.

While having direct family contact is not for everyone, there are other needs for volunteers to assist with: fundraising, clerical duties, special event volunteers, special talent volunteers such as yard work, arts and crafts or maintenance services.

Note to current Volunteers: We are in the process updating the volunteer records portal. In the meantime, you can access the Volunteer Portal by clicking here.

Volunteers are needed:

  • To provide companionship to patients who may not have family in the area,
  • To support caregivers and family members with respite care,
  • To assist with administrative work such as answering the phone and filing,
  • To conduct supportive calls to family members,
  • To support veterans with unique needs at the end of life, and
  • To assist with community outreach and fundraising events on behalf of the agency.

From some of our volunteers:

I have personally seen how Hospice of Davidson County has helped friends and family thru the difficulty of illness and losing a loved one. I feel I have been blessed by God, each day is a gift, and I feel it is important to give back. Helping another is a blessing to the one helping. You receive so much more than the patient. – Tammy Garrison

Visiting and assisting patients in the end stages of their lives blesses me more than I could ever say, so it is as rewarding to me as,hopefully it is to the patient. Working with such special staff members at the Hinkle Hospice House is something I look forward to each week. I can honestly say that volunteering for Hospice of Davidson County has given me a purpose each day since retiring in 2008. – Jane Wright

When I was first asked about Hospice and volunteering, I wasn’t sure I could handle it because I get attached to people easily. I prayed about it, and I knew that God would take care of me, so I jumped in. God has taken care of me and I have enjoyed the past 21 years of volunteering for Hospice. I look forward to many more. – Jackie White

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is a specialized type of health care that is delivered by our own physicians, nurses, Hospice aides and social workers. Many patients and families also choose to include additional team members such as a spiritual counselor, grief counselor, and a volunteer.