Hospice of Anchorage volunteers are people of all backgrounds. There are many opportunities for adults and some for teens and children, too*. There are a variety of ways for volunteers to be involved. Each person works with the Volunteer Services Coordinator to select opportunities that best suit their interests, abilities, and availability. Many volunteers donate an average of 2-4 hours per week. As a volunteer, you might:
Volunteers working with hospice clients and families complete in-depth training of about 14 hours. Those working with children’s grief programs complete approximately 30 hours of training. Within these trainings, volunteers become familiar with hospice concepts, learn about physical and emotional needs of the dying and grieving, examine their own attitudes and feelings concerning death, and enhance their communication and listening skills.
If you would like to volunteer, please click below to access our general Volunteer Application Form, and fax, scan & email, or mail it to Hospice of Anchorage at the address below.
For more information on current volunteer opportunities, call our office or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in volunteering at Camp Erin, our three day overnight camp for young people (6-17) who have lost a person important to them, please see more information and fill out the application here.
Over the holidays, Hospice of Anchorage hosts a Remembrance Tree for mall patrons to purchase an ornament to honor a loved one. By dedicating an ornament on our Remembrance Tree, they not only honor the memory of their loved ones but also shine a caring light into the lives of the dying and the grieving families in our community.
All of the ornaments on the tree represents a unique history, a wealth of memories, a host of love and dreams shared.
This program begins on the Friday after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) until Christmas Eve. We hope by joining the team of Remembrance Tree volunteers, you are inspired by the individuals who share their personal stories of loss and love.