Volunteer Services

Hospice of North Central Ohio has more than 200 active volunteers who give over 30,000 hours annually. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here for application information.

It is strongly recommended that surviving family members or significant others wait at least one year after their loved one's death before volunteering to work directly with patients. Please contact the volunteer coordinator with specific questions.


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Companion Volunteer
Interact with patients and their families in a home setting or nursing home, providing companionship and comfort. Click here for information about Companion Volunteer training.

Vigil Volunteer
Create a sacred space and sit with those dying alone. Must participate in companion volunteer training and complete 8 hours of The Sacred Dying Foundation's vigil training.

Puppy Love Volunteer
Visits with your certified therapy dog to share tender affection and add worth to daily living for terminally ill patients and their families.

Bereavement Volunteer
Provide support to hospice family members by making telephone calls, sending cards, and taking care of personal correspondence after a loved one has died.

Special Projects Volunteer
Assist with fundraisers, special crafts, and events.

Gardening Volunteer
Keep the HNCO Memorial Walkway and office gardens groomed.

Transportation Volunteer
Provide transportation to fill special needs of Hospice patients.

Office Volunteer
Provide assistance to hospice clerical staff, including phone answering and mailings.

Marketing Team Volunteer
Assist in various community relations projects such as distributing flyers and brochures and working on special events.

Thrift Shoppe Volunteer
Helps at the What Goes 'Round Thrift Shoppe in Mansfield, Ohio with a variety of duties that may include sorting, cleaning and pricing donated items.

Special Wishes
Raise funds through a variety of ways to purchase special items provided to hospice patients. Some items purchased in the past include a Clarity phone for the hearing impaired, baby monitors, supplies and labor for building wheel chair ramps, and special dinners. Read more...

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Make prayer shawls for bereaved family members of patients. Shawls are also given to support group members on their final meeting day. Donations of yarn or money to purchase supplies for this ministry are greatly appreciated.