The people of Nathan Adelson Hospice share a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Each day we provide comfort and care for people in our community during their end-of-life journey. When people become aware of hospice or have personal experience with hospice care, they are often inspired to ask, “How can I get involved?” A very personal and satisfying way to get involved is to volunteer.
What types of roles do volunteers play?
At Nathan Adelson Hospice we have a variety of opportunities available for volunteers. Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and bring with them unique qualities, professional skills, and diverse life experiences.
Some volunteers prefer to help with clerical duties, while others rather work at fundraising events, or help provide spiritual and emotional support for patients and their families.
We will match you with the right opportunity and then train and support you as you learn and grow. You will share in memorable moments and may face some tough challenges, but you will always have a strong team behind you. And you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are part of one of the nation’s leading organizations in end-of-life care.
How does being a volunteer make a difference?
By committing the gift of your time, you make a real difference in people’s lives. Many hospice services rely heavily on the support of dedicated volunteers. For example, the delivery of meals to patients and our community outreach are both staffed primarily by volunteers.
As a Medicare-accredited facility, volunteers must comprise 5% of our patient care hours, making the Volunteer Program crucial to the success of our mission. Our volunteers save Nathan Adelson Hospice hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, allowing us to put those funds directly back into patient care.
How do I become a volunteer?
It’s easy. Simply click here.
Fill out the form, and we will send you a Volunteer Application. Once you complete and return the volunteer application, we’ll set up an interview. We require that you consent to be fingerprinted and undergo a background check before you begin service.
We provide a mandatory three-day training, and then you are ready to become an official Nathan Adelson Hospice volunteer. All we ask is that you make a commitment of 3 to 6 hours per week and be able to work as a member of our team.
If you have more questions, we are happy to answer them. Call our Volunteer Department at (702) 796-3185, or visit www.nah.org to get involved.
Volunteering is one of the most gratifying things you can do for yourself and others. As a Nathan Adelson Hospice Volunteer, you will be part of a team that provides caring companionship and warm smiles to those who need it most. Everything you do as a volunteer helps us fulfill our vision that no one ends the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.