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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.

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.

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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