Apply to be a hospice volunteer
Inspired to join our volunteer team at Hospice of Marion County? Here’s how to get started:
- Complete the Volunteer Application (download and print out or call the Volunteer Dept. at 352-873-7441 to request for one by mail)
- Contact the Volunteer Services department at (352) 873-7441 to arrange for a personal interview at the Administration Building, 3231 SW 34th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474. Interviews can also be performed in Summerfield if live in that area.
At the interview, you will be asked to complete some additional paperwork such as your permission to conduct a background screen. (This is required for all new volunteers and employees). References will be checked and we’ll notify you about the next Orientation class.
After your background screen clears and your interests and skills have been reviewed, you will be notified. If you will be visiting with patients, you will also be required to attend a second day of training specific to patient support, along with fingerprinting and a TB test.
It seems like a lot of steps, doesn’t it? Please know that all the requirements have been developed to provide you with as much information and support as possible so that you are confident in your new volunteer role. The program is also designed to assure the safety of our patients and families and most importantly – to maximize our continued level of excellent hospice care. And the rewards you experience as a volunteer will be worth it – guaranteed!
Volun-Teen: Special Opportunities for students 16+
High schoolers may be eligible to gain valuable retail experience at one of our five Thrift Stores, provide kitchen assistance or greet visitors at our Hospice Houses, all while providing community service at the same time.
The positions require a commitment of one 3-4 hour shift per week in summer and 2 shifts per month during school year for a total of 100 hours.