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Become a Volunteer

Health visitor and a senior woman during home visit. A nurse giving food to an elderly woman sitting at the table.Tomah Health Hospice Touch Volunteers provide essential support varying from patient companionship to office tasks. Every volunteer is a valuable member of the Hospice team and essential to providing quality services to those in our communities.

Tomah Health Hospice Touch offers flexibility in scheduling, as you may volunteer as many hours as you wish. All volunteers are required to be certified and attend orientation. Orientation is offered at any time, following acceptance into the volunteer program. The 16 hours of specialized training is offered throughout the year. We welcome volunteers having a variety of interests and talents, including office support, music, pet, sewing, and other alternative therapies!

Hospice Visitor Volunteers
Hospice visitor volunteers provide emotional support and companionship to hospice patients in their homes or healthcare facilities. Sharing stories, holding their hand, or reading to them are just a few of the ways support can be provided directly to the patient.

A hospice visitor volunteer can also support the family and caregivers of the patient by running errands, or aiding with the preparation of meals or light housekeeping. A hospice visitor volunteer can also provide brief respite care to the patient while the caregiver runs an errand.

Veteran Volunteers

Veteran to Veteran- Veteran volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with veteran patients. Join a specialized volunteer community at Tomah Health Hospice Touch and have the opportunity to help fellow veterans during end-of-life care. Help care for your fellow veterans in a way that only you can!

Tomah Health Hospice Touch is committed to honoring and providing recognition to our nation’s veterans. We recognize and promote awareness of the unique needs of veterans, offering appropriate, highly skilled, quality services provided by compassionate and knowledgeable staff.

Veteran volunteers are needed to visit patients for companionship, share stories, and offer support and encouragement. These volunteers will also assist with pinning ceremonies to recognize and appreciate veterans at the end of life.  Volunteers visit with patients usually once a week, for 1-2 hours. Scheduling is flexible. We will support and train you to be comfortable as a hospice-friendly volunteer. You will feel confident that you provide our patients with kindness and care. To learn more or become a part of this rewarding veteran program, don’t hesitate to contact Chad Dobson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 608-374-0250 or email

Bereavement Volunteers
Our hospice bereavement volunteers assist families coping with their grief after losing their loved one by making phone calls, sitting with family to provide emotional support, or by running errands.

They also provide assistance with the Love Light Memorial hosted by Tomah Health Hospice Touch and Palliative Care in memory of loved ones. In addition, bereavement volunteers can assist with our quarterly grief support newsletter, Hospice Reflections.

Office Volunteers
Office and general task volunteers are crucial to the efficiency of Hospice staff assisting with mailings and organizing and packing essential supplies/ binders, organizing office folders, and answering phones.
Kitchen Volunteers
Kitchen Volunteers help within Serenity House by supporting our kitchen staff by making soups, baking cookies, prepping food for patient meals and events. These volunteers work directly with kitchen staff and Serenity House patients.
Special Projects Volunteers
Our special projects volunteers can offer support in a variety of ways: baking, creating crafts, or cards for special occasions. Helping with legacy projects like memory bears. Also special project volunteers can knit or crochet lap blankets, providing musical entertainment, assisting staff with errands, fundraising, outreach events, and garden club.
Reiki Volunteers
Our Reiki Volunteers must be  level 2 certified and able to document past Reiki sessions given.

Hospice Volunteer Requirements

  • Complete volunteer orientation
  • Provide at least 24 hours of documented volunteer service in a calendar year
  • Attend the required amount of in-services
  • Meet the medical requirements
  • Attend 16 hours of specialized training

Hospice Touch and Palliative Care programs cover Monroe, Juneau, Jackson and Vernon counties.

Contact Hospice Touch, and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator for more information on volunteer opportunities at 608-374-0250.

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