Our volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program and without their dedication and support, The Hospice of Baton Rouge could not survive. Volunteers provide a wide range of services including, but not limited to, administrative tasks, bereavement support, providing respite care for patient families. Being a hospice volunteer is unique and can be an extremely rewarding experience.
Although patient care is important, volunteers provide much-needed support that isn’t the clinical side of hospice. We’ve had volunteers sit and read with patients, go on grocery or errand runs for the family, watch movies with them, and take them outside for fresh air. Simple little acts of kindness can make a patient and their family’s hospice experience special.