Volunteers are at the core of our work. It was volunteers who started Hosparus Health in 1978, and they continue to help improve the lives of our patients and families today. Our generous and dedicated volunteers provide more than 50,000 hours of service each year in so many ways – from providing companionship for patients or respite to families, to raising awareness in the community about our services, to providing administrative support to office staff.

Hosparus Health could not provide the level of compassionate care to the number of patients and families we serve without our volunteers. Interested in sharing your time and talents?  BECOME A VOLUNTEER TODAY - APPLY.

FAQ (click on question to reveal answer)

What is the time commitment?

We kindly ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum of 24 hours of service per year. This amounts to only 2 hours per month.

Will I ever be expected to be present when a patient dies?

It is not an expectation or requirement to be present when a patient dies. The only exception would be for volunteers who serve in the 11th Hour program, providing vigil services.

What type of environment will I be working in?

Volunteers choose the environment they prefer – a private home, nursing or assisted living facility, Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center, office or event venue.  

What kind of training will I receive?

New Hosparus Health volunteers participate in classroom and self-study training relevant to their responsibilities. Training provides information regarding specific volunteer roles, communication skills, emotional and spiritual aspects of death and Hosparus Health's team approach to hospice and palliative care.

Can I volunteer for work other than patient care?

Yes, we need volunteers throughout the organization. This can range from keeping files up to date, to helping with an event or fundraiser, to speaking to community groups about Hosparus Health services.

What do volunteers mean to Hosparus Health?

Hosparus Health would not be the successful organization it is today without volunteers. A group of dedicated volunteers founded Hospice of Louisville in 1978. Volunteers remain a vital part of Hosparus Health's mission to this day, helping to provide compassionate care and improve quality of life for anyone facing serious illness. In the past 2 years, Hosparus Health volunteers have donated more than 100,000 hours of service to support our patients and families.  

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