Become a Hospice Volunteer

Capital Caring Health would truthfully not exist without our volunteers. In 1977, this organization was founded by a group of dedicated volunteers deeply committed to making a profound and positive impact in our community.

The importance of hospice volunteers at Capital Caring Health

Are you considering being a hospice volunteer? We are always looking for caring, compassionate people like you, who want to give something back to their community. Our hospice care volunteers are core members of the Capital Caring Health team and help improve our ability to offer excellent care.

How our hospice volunteers make a local impact

There are many ways you can lend support as one of our volunteers within the local community. Here are some of the many ways you can help someone in need:

Provide Comfort to Hospice Patients

Provide comfort and companionship to our seriously ill hospice services patients. Examples include: reading to a patient or running an errand for a stressed family.

Support Others

Give support over the phone and in-person to those who have lost a loved one and are grieving.

Increase Public Awareness

Help increase public awareness about hospice and palliative care by networking, staffing information tables and providing presentations.

Provide art or music therapy to patients and families

Organize lively fundraising events with Resource Development

Volunteer at Capital Caring Health's Store

Sort, price and sell goods at the Capital Caring Health Store and Boutique in Falls Church, Virginia.

Help with administrative duties

Maintain our therapeutic garden

Our beautiful therapeutic garden is located at our Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center.
The Halquist Center is currently closed for renovations, but we are maintaining our beautiful gardens with help from our volunteers.

For the full list of available opportunities, view our hospice care volunteer application

Capital Caring Health prides itself on providing the highest level of care to each patient. Because of this commitment, all staff and volunteers are screened and evaluated. Standards of conduct apply to all paid and volunteer staff.

Capital Caring’s One-Year Rule for Patient Care Volunteering

Due to the profound effects of grief, we ask you to wait at least one year after having experienced a loss before becoming a Capital Caring Health Hospice Services patient volunteer. We have found, based on over 35 years of experience, that it takes that long to live with one’s own grief before truly being able to help others in similar situations. 

Having said that, you are welcome to help us in our offices with important administrative support, to join our Facebook community, and, of course, attend our many community events. We would love to hear from you!

Additional Volunteer Resources

For further information on being a Capital Caring Health hospice volunteer in VA, MD, or Washington D.C., please check out these additional resources:

Areas You Can Volunteer for Hospice


Reach out to one of our care experts today.