Baylor Scott and White Hospice

Baylor Scott and White Hospice is actively seeking caring and compassionate volunteers to visit and offer companionship to hospice patients in Travis County. Hospice patients are in the final stages of their lives, and regular visits from volunteers provide support and comfort. Having someone to talk to, sharing stories or even providing a quiet presence is incredibly valuable and makes a meaningful difference in their lives. Volunteers can also offer respite and downtime for the primary caregiver and other family members.  

Activities hospice volunteers can do with patients include: talking, reading aloud, listening to music, watching TV/movies, writing letters, sharing stories, reminiscing about times in their lives, looking at photos, sewing/knitting, playing cards or board games, working puzzles, sharing time, etc. Volunteers are encouraged to share any special skills or talents with patients. 

They are looking for volunteers who can make a commitment to volunteer 1-2 hours per week. Volunteer shifts are flexible and tailored to the volunteer’s schedule and availability. They match volunteers with patients that are located close to the volunteer’s home. This opportunity is not a clinical role; therefore, volunteers do not need medical experience. They do not provide any medical care nor do they offer social or spiritual advice. Many of our patients speak Spanish, and Spanish speaking volunteers are needed. Volunteering an hour or more a week can make a lasting impact on the life of a hospice patient. They hope you will consider becoming a hospice volunteer and joining the Baylor Scott and White Hospice team.