Hospice volunteers are vital members of our care team. As a volunteer, you can help us serve patients and families in their homes, or you can provide administrative help in our corporate offices.

Here are a few different ways you can make a difference in the lives of those we serve:

Intergrated Internship Program

This internship program partners with colleges and universities to provide credit for participating students. Integrating our interns into the day-to-day hospice operations, we also offer them opportunities to shadow our clinical team as they care for patients and families.

Administrative Volunteer

Assists staff in the corporate offices with answering telephones, filing, data entry tasks, and mailings

Home Care Volunteer

"Compassionate Companion" Volunteer

Serve as a companion to patients - sit with them, read to them, engage in conversation, or be a listening ear.

"Helping Hand" Volunteer

Support patients and assist them with daily tasks - house chores, walking the dog, mowing the lawn, etc.

"Hospice Harmony" Volunteer

Comfort patients & connect through the arts - music, singing, painting, sculpting, sewing, etc.

"Consoling Comfort" Volunteer

Provides grief education and telephone follow-up for grieving individuals. Requires additional training and supervision.  Must be an active volunteer for at least six months before taking additional bereavement training and serving in this role.


"11th Hour" Volunteer

Provides support and a caring presence for hospice patients dying alone by supplementing the professional hospice team. Must complete the 11th Hour Volunteer Training program and be an active volunteer for at least six months before serving in this role.


"Guiding Doula" Volunteer

Provides ongoing comfort and support for patients by reading sacred texts, playing comforting music, sitting close to the patient, holding the patient’s hand, or simply talking with the patient and/or family. Patients may receive care from a Hospice Doula at any point while receiving care from Community Hospices.  Those interested in becoming a Hospice Doula Volunteer must be an active volunteer for at least one year, and complete the Hospice Doula Training program before serving in this role.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

To learn more about becoming a volunteer with us, please contact our

Volunteer Coordinator, Natii Wright at 202-895-2612 | dwright@thewashingtonhome.org

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