Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care

The Kingfisher, calm and at peace,
nested upon water, quieter of restlessness.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities:

Companion Visits – Visit patients who are in a care facility on a regular basis to provide socialization and support. Sit and visit with the patient, read to the patient or help with an activity. A weekly time commitment is preferred. Visit time can vary, but visits usually last about an hour.

Respite Visits – Provide a break for caregivers by staying with their family member for a few hours in their home. Sit and visit with the patient, read to the patient or provide quiet support. Time commitment usually is 2-3 hours, as requested by the family.

11th Hour Companion – Sit with patients who are actively dying to provide emotional comfort and quiet presence. This may be in the patient’s home or at a care facility. Time commitment is on short notice and can be 2-3 hours.

Bereavement Support – Make phone calls to provide information to families regarding Halcyon’s bereavement services. A weekly time commitment is preferred, generally for 2-3 hours.

Complementary Therapy – Help calm and sooth patients through the use of aromatherapy, comfort touch, reiki or other relaxation therapies. Certification may be required. A weekly time commitment is preferred. Visit time can vary, but visits usually last about an hour.

Pet Socialization Visits – Enhance the quality of life for facility residents by visiting with your certified pet, Pet visits promote the human/companion animal bond and provide support and socialization. A weekly time commitment is preferred. Visit time can vary, but visits usually last about an hour. Animals must be certified through an accredited pet visitation program.

Administrative Assistant – Assist with filing, copying, data entry, organizing bulk mailings, answering phones, relaying messages or other  administrative tasks as needed in Halcyon’s office. A weekly time commitment is preferred for 2-3 hours.

My Story Recorder – Visit with patients who would like to record their life experiences and memories. This may be a series of conversations with the patient and will be documented and given to the family as a memory of their loved one. Visit times can vary, but visits usually last about an hour.

Get Involved:

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email volunteergroup@myhalcyon.org for a new volunteer application, or download an application by clicking here .

Please mail completed applications to: Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care, Attn. Volunteer Services, PO Box 177 Mead, CO 80542.