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Volunteer Services

Neighbors helping neighbors - that is what volunteering at hospice is all about.

Hospice of Western Kentucky welcomes dedicated, compassionate volunteers to provide support to patients and their families in Daviess, Hancock, Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team.


Volunteers provide a variety of services, depending on their own desires, abilities and interests. All volunteers receive extensive training and support, and our fulltime Volunteer Coordinator is available to help with any questions or concerns.

Patient-care is not the only way to contribute

If you are interested in volunteering but do not see yourself working directly with patients, there are many in-direct volunteer opportunities available.

Direct Service Volunteers

These are volunteers who visit with patients in their homes. Hospice direct service volunteers are generally warm, caring persons with non-judgmental attitudes and a willingness to help others by offering companionship, reading,
visiting, providing a meal, or giving caregivers an opportunity to rest, shop or meet other needs.

Non-Direct Service Volunteers

These are people who do not give direct service to patients, but instead help the hospice team in many other ways, such as: clerical tasks (mailings, special projects, telephoning); arranging and/or delivering flowers; helping with computer projects/data entry; assisting with community events, health fair booths or fundraising projects, etc.

Click here for our Volunteer Brochure
I want to become a Hospice Volunteer

For more information, or to volunteer, please call or write:

Volunteer Coordinator
Hospice of Western Kentucky
3419 Wathens Crossing
Owensboro, KY 42301