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.

New Volunteer Orientation will start back in the 3rd Quarter of 2021 on July 24th, August 28th, and September 25th. We will begin our pre-screening process June 1st. Only serious applicants need apply.

For general questions about the program, contact Katie Mandell at (850) 933-1878 or


Volunteers serve on average 2-4 hours a week for at least one year.

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.

You must be 18 years or older to Volunteer.

Step 1

Complete an online application. Once received and reviewed, someone 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 that this is a suitable placement for you, your name will be placed on the roster for our next volunteer orientation.

Step 2

Participate in a New-Volunteer Orientation. This is a full day (usually held on Saturdays from 9:00a-3:30p) 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 step TB skin test. Referrals and forms are provided at orientation.

Step 4

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

Volunteer Department Manager: Katie C Mandell |

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