Become a Trained Volunteer

Thank you for expressing interest in volunteering with Big Bend Hospice. Whether you serve directly with patients and their families or volunteer in the office or at events, you will play a vital role in the care of patients with life-limiting illnesses because volunteers truly are the heart of Hospice.

2023 Orientation Schedule will be announced shortly.

2022 Training Schedule:

Please complete an online application by selecting the “Apply Today” button below.

We will be in touch within 2 weeks.


Due to the nature of our work, Volunteers are exposed to sensitive information and situations.
This is why we invest time in screening, providing an extensive orientation, and offering ongoing training to all BBH Volunteers.

To be eligible to volunteer, you must be 18 years of age or older, commit to at least one year of service (serving an average of 2-4 hours a week), have reliable transportation, have not lost a loved one within the last 13 months and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Step 1

Complete an online application. Once received and reviewed, a representative from the volunteer department will contact you to conduct a prescreening interview. We will discuss service opportunities, department requirements, and address any of your questions. If you and the coordinator both determine this is a suitable placement for you, your name will be placed on the roster for our next volunteer orientation (see our website calendar.)

Step 2

Participate in a New-Volunteer Orientation. This is a full day (usually held on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm) of training that includes Hospice 101 and your role as part of the Care Team.

Step 3

Complete a level 2 Background Screen and two TB skin tests. Referrals and forms are provided during the orientation process.

Step 4

One-to-one training with Supervisor. Once orientation, background, and TB tests are completed, you will be assigned to a Volunteer Coordinator who will provide additional training and direction on your role(s) and responsibilities.

Community Engagement Department Manager: Katie C Mandell |