Do you believe
...in honoring people's end-of-life needs and wishes?
...in the power of teamwork?
...that a single act of compassion can change someone's life?
So do we.
Hospice of Central Ohio (HOCO) was established in 1982 by volunteers. As we grew over the years, paid staff positions were added to allow us to expand our services and therefore better meet the needs of the people in our care. Our physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, executive, program, and administrative staff provide the clinical and technical skills necessary to support daily operations and patient/family needs. In the true spirit of the word “team”, all staff members share the privilege and responsibility of supporting people who are in the dying process, as well as their family members and caregivers.
Volunteer staff members continue in the tradition of their predecessors, giving their skills and abilities as patient companions, office support staff, and myriad other roles which expand the organization’s capacity to serve an ever-growing patient population.
Across all lines of service, volunteers and employees work together to ensure that we are providing the best care possible to the people we serve every day.
To learn more about how you can be involved as a volunteer, contact Volunteer Services at 740-788-1404, 740-788-1416, or
Believe in the difference YOU can make.
Volunteer Involvement Opportunities*
Here at Hospice of Central Ohio, there are many ways that you can help us fulfill our mission, achieve our vision, and embody our values. These opportunities fall into three service categories: Bereavement Support, Direct Patient Care/Support, and Indirect Patient Care/Support. No matter what position you fill, you will be an important part of hospice care team. Your Volunteer Services staff will work with you to choose the best assignment for your skills, interest, and availability.
Bereavement Support—assisting members of our community as they grieve and cope with loss.
Bereavement Administrative Support
Children’s Bereavement Camp
Direct Patient Care/Support—providing care, companionship, and support to our patients and their families during the end-of-life process Life Review.
Caring Presence (vigil at the bedside)
Selma Markowitz Inpatient Care Center
Indirect Patient Care/Support—assisting with administrative tasks, event support, and special projects that keep the organization funded and operating to serve our patients.
Hand-made Items for Patients
Medical Records Processing
ReLeaf Recycling Program
Watchman Faith Community Representative
*Note: Volunteer opportunities are subject to change. Please contact Volunteer Services for a current list of available assignments and full position descriptions.
Current Hospice Volunteers
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