Volunteer Overview

VolunteerVolunteers are a vital part of The Hospice of East Texas team. They bring caring concern, comfort and compassion to patients and families and support the work of hospice in countless ways. Volunteers serve throughout our 23 county service area, helping their friends and neighbors at a very difficult time in their lives.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, working directly with patients and families or helping with administrative, clerical and support tasks. Whether you have a flexible schedule or limited time to give, The Hospice of East Texas welcomes the gifts of your time and talents.*

The following are some of the ways volunteers serve at The Hospice of East Texas:

Patient Care and Support

Patient care volunteers provide companionship and emotional support to the patient and family, helping in the home and offering respite to the caregiver. Volunteers also can offer support to grieving families through telephone calls, notes or personal visits, shopping, cooking and cleaning.

Administrative/Office Support

Volunteers assist in the office by providing help with special projects, mailings and clerical support. Volunteers also staff the front desk at HomePlace, offering a welcoming smile and guidance to families and visitors.

Special Events

Volunteers help with fundraising events, conferences, seminars, brick and tile dedications and other special events which support the work of The Hospice of East Texas.

Unique Services

Many creative people lend their talents to The Hospice of East Texas. Volunteers provide everything from music to meals, garden design to public speaking. If you have a gift, we can use it!

The Friends of The Hospice of East Texas are a unique group of supporters dedicated to spreading the word about The Hospice of East Texas.  If you have a heart for hospice, but can't be a regular volunteer, consider becoming a "Friend." For more information, Nancy Lamar at 903-266-3402.

For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 1-800-777-9860 or 903-266-3466, or click here to contact us. We will be in touch with you soon!

*Volunteers experiencing the loss of a loved one are encouraged to wait 12 months before working directly with patients and families.  We welcome volunteers who are 18 years old or older.