Hospice volunteers are unpaid workers who have donated their time and resources to support hospice patients, caregivers, and staff. They constitute an integral part of hospice care.
A hospice agency may be able to offer certain services based solely on the skills and talents of their volunteers. For example, a hospice agency that has certified massage therapists and beauticians volunteering will be able to offer those services to their patients whereas an agency without these types of volunteers would not be able to offer such services to their patients. Thus, the extended services offered at a hospice agency could vary on a case-by-case basis.