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Become a hospice volunteer

Hospice volunteers provide much-needed companionship to dying patients and relief to family caregivers. Join us for this valuable, heartfelt and rewarding role. No experience is needed, and we provide free training. 

Your role

As a hospice volunteer, you may provide a variety of services according to your talents:

  • Respite for family members
  • Companionship
  • Errands
  • Emotional support
  • Dog therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Light housekeeping and meal preparation
  • Additional support to hospice staff


You will receive professional and thorough training to prepare you for volunteering in any area of hospice you would like. The following subjects are covered:

  • Hospice concepts and philosophies
  • Role of the volunteer
  • Dying and death 
  • Bereavement
  • Communications
  • Family dynamics 
  • Spiritual issues of the dying
  • Funeral arrangements and issues
  • Medical aspects of terminal illness

Contact us

For more information or to apply for a Hospice volunteer position, contact our Jackson County volunteer coordinator at (541) 789-6859 or, or our Josephine County volunteer coordinator at (541) 507-2564 or We will ask you to complete an application and interview.

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Lavender Book

The Lavender Book guide was created by Asante Hospice to help loved ones cope spiritually with death.
To order, call 541-789-5005.


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High-quality health care for everyone

As the largest health care provider in nine counties, Asante provides comprehensive medical care to more than 600,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners and additional health care partnerships throughout the region.