University of Denver

Encompass Hospice

Contact Person:

Cindy Pincus phone: 303-940-9999

Agency Description:

We are dedicated to giving our patients and their caregivers the support and guidance they need during the final stages of life. Volunteers are one of the most important members of our care team and provide services like playing games, empathetic listening, singing, 11th hour vigil, and bereavement assistance.

Organization Type:

Healthcare, Mental Health and/or Disabilities |


Hospice Companion |

Volunteer Opportunity

Hospice Companion

Description: Serving and companioning others during the end of life is a profoundly rewarding experience. At Encompass Hospice. we have a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers who know the wonder, awe, beauty, grief, and joy that can be felt when we walk with families and patients during one of the most profound times of their lives.

We are always seeking volunteers who believe in holistic care for the whole person - emotional, medical, spiritual, and social. Our volunteers do everything from deep listening, to facilitating life review, to helping keep a safe and comfortable home by helping with small chores. Patients may be in private homes, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, or independent living.

Our volunteers are an integral part of each patient's team, including a doctor, a nurse, a social worker, a certified nursing assistant, and a chaplain. Your input and contribution to the patient's care is invaluable to us as we assist people in their journey towards death and the completion of life. We also welcome volunteers who would like to support the mission of Hospice with administrative work - writing condolence cards, after-death bereavement paperwork, and more.

Each volunteer is given 8 hours of training and will be asked to visit at least one patient, at least every two weeks, for 1-2 hours, though visits can be more often if appropriate for the patient and family. We request that volunteers be willing to commit at least 6-12 months of service.

Interested in learning if this is the right fit for you? Contact Cindy Pincus, Volunteer Coordinator, at 303-940-9999 or for more information about requirements, education, or other options.

Requirements for volunteers: Other requirements include: •TB Test •Ability to pass a drug test, including for Marijuana •Background Check •Valid Drivers Lisence and Auto Insurance •Yearly continuing education provided by Encompass Honor Hospice.

Number of Volunteers Needed: 10
Time Commitment: Flexible
Instructions for Registering for this Opportunity: Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Cindy Pincus at or call our office at 303-940-9999

Availability: Weekday - Yes | Weekend: No | Morning: Yes | Evening: Yes | Afternoon: Yes
Expires on: December 31 2018
Is Public Transportation Available: No

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