Hospice of South Texas provides volunteer services in order to enhance the quality of care delivered to patients and their families, to maximize program and family resources, and to encourage community participation in the delivery of hospice care.
Upon completion of an extensive training program, hospice volunteers provide comfort and companionship as well as practical assistance with family needs. Volunteers also serve as a relief to caregivers, allowing them ‘time-out’ while the volunteer attends to the patient.
The Hospice of South Texas Volunteer Training Course is mandatory for those individuals who choose to work DIRECTLY with patients and their families and is highly recommended for all volunteers.
Volunteers who prefer to help more INDIRECTLY, in the office or with fundraising, need only attend the first session of a training.
The training is filled with valuable information, which can be used in your work as a Hospice of South Texas Volunteer as well as in your personal life.
Begin a profoundly fulfilling chapter in your life!
To Become A Volunteer, contact Director of Volunteers:
By phone: 1.800.874.6908 or 361.572.4300,
By mail: 605 E. Locust, Victoria, Texas 77901
Hospice Volunteer Opportunities
You matter because you are. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.
—Dame Cicely Saunders, M.D. Founder of the Modern Hospice Movement
This quote expresses the true meaning of hospice. We at Hospice of South Texas cannot hope to carry out this philosophy without the valuable contributions of dedicated hospice volunteers.
As a hospice volunteer, you will be in a unique position to provide an extra dimension of timely and comforting support (directly or indirectly) to dying patients and their families and/or to walk beside family members in their grief. By finding it in your heart to make this wonderful contribution during the part of life called dying, you are honoring life itself and helping to make the loving part of hospice care visible and tangible.
Hospice of South Texas offers varied opportunities for you to volunteer your time and talents. Whether you become involved in direct patient companionship, bereavement support, or one of the many indirect support services, you will be an important and valued part of our organization and the services we provide.