Removing weeds at the Compassionate Care Center

If you are kind, compassionate, and believe in serving your community, we’d love for you to join our volunteer team.

Hospice Care Plus will host a training for new volunteers on Saturday, April 30, 9 am-4 pm, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Pre-registration is requested so the staff can be sure to provide lunch and training materials for everyone. To pre-register, contact Hospice at 859-986-1500 or

Volunteers help in numerous ways. As you’ll see below, some opportunities involve direct contact with patients and families, while others focus on working with staff members at one of our locations.

Hospice volunteers become part of our staff and our teams, working together to ensure quality of life for patients, their families, the bereaved, and our community in general. Our Volunteer Coordinator can work with you to find a role that fits your availability and interests.

To learn more, contact us at 859-986-1500 or 800-806-5492.

Assisting with a grief workshop

Hospice Home Program

  • Visit a patient and/or caregiver to provide companionship once a week
  • Transport a patient to a doctor’s appointment
  • Call bereaved caregivers to offer support
  • Bring a meal to a patient or family
  • Answer phones and support the clerical staff in the Berea office

Compassionate Care Center

  • Answer phones and greet visitors
  • Help prepare meals (must obtain food preparation license)
  • Help keep the landscaping neat around the building
  • Give companionship to patients who have no visitors

    John Culp, one of our long-term volunteers, was included in a book about local heroes.

  • Provide office support for the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Assist with medical supplies and inventory

Palliative Care Program

  • Provide transportation to a doctor’s appointment
  • Provide companionship for patients by visiting regularly
  • Help a patient with light housekeeping

Bereavement Program

  • Assist with grief support groups or workshops
  • Help make phone calls to support bereaved caregivers

    Volunteers from Enersys help us decorate for Christmas each year.

  • Help send grief support materials to people who’ve recently had a loss
  • Make regular visits to a bereaved caregiver


  • Assist with planning or organizing a special event (such as a fundraiser)
  • Volunteer a professional service, such as nursing, photography, IT, graphic design, social work, website development and design, landscaping, videography, advanced computer skills, and more

Other Opportunities

  • The Breakfast Club: Meets monthly for one hour, usually around 9am in the Berea office. We provide the doughnuts and coffee, and the Breakfast Club volunteers help with a project that usually involves working together (putting together admission packets, etc.).
  • Vigil Volunteers: These are volunteers who agree to be available at short notice to be with a nursing home hospice patient who is actively dying and alone, with no family present. The Vigil Volunteers work in four-hour shifts until the patient has died, and are trained on comfort measures.
  • Teen Volunteers: Teens at least 14 years of age can help in a variety of ways, often at the Compassionate Care Center.