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.