The Hospice of Baton Rouge volunteers are a necessary and integral part of our organization. These individuals are mature, non-judgmental, caring individuals supportive of the hospice concept of care. They are willing to serve others and may do so once appropriately oriented and trained. Volunteers who are qualified to provide professional services must meet all standards associated with their specialty area.
Adults and minors can help provide basic pet care i.e., walking dogs, changing litter boxes, etc. Adults and minors can host a collection drive for pets in need of basics. Our PPOM program is always in need of items such as dog and cat food, collars, bowls, dog pads, litter boxes, etc. Adults can foster animals while we interview potential new owners. Adults can also transport animals to and from the patients’ homes and vet clinics.
Adults and minors can play music or musical instruments for our patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown music may reduce agitation and improve behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the Alzheimer’s’ disease. Even in the late-stages of Alzheimer's, a person may be able to tap a beat or sing lyrics to a song from childhood. Music provides a way to connect, even after verbal communication has become difficult. Adults & Minors can help identify music that’s enjoyable to our patients and encourage singing, clapping, and dancing to add to the enjoyment!
This event is usually held at the end of January through the first week of March. The Hospice of Baton Rouge needs help with setting up donated goods at a department store. We need help sorting, pricing, and selling all donated goods. All profits proceeds from this fundraiser will be distributed among the chosen local non-profit charities including THBR in the community.
Volunteers may provide patient care and support services according to their experience and training. All volunteers must be in compliance with The Hospice of Baton Rouge policies and cooperate under the supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers will receive appropriate training that is facilitated by the Volunteer Coordinator, which includes the following: