For many people, the thought of being with someone who is dying is somewhat uncomfortable. Yet those who do take up the challenge find the experience to be among life's most rewarding.

Windber Hospice volunteers are extraordinary people and vital members of the hospice care team. The volunteer program begins with an in-depth training program that helps them to understand hospice and palliative care, the needs of the terminally ill, those who care for them and the volunteer's role in providing hospice care and support.

In the field, volunteers visit patient's homes to get to know them, spend quality time with them and to assist family members and caregivers with emotional support and any practical help they may need.

Click here to download the Volunteer application