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Hospice Volunteers

Volunteers are a vital part of our team who assist us in serving the needs of our Hospice patients and their families throughout our service area. Hospice volunteers dedicate their time and support by providing comfort, compassion and a caring presence for the terminally ill and their families. Hospice is also in need of complementary care practitioners in the fields of massage therapy, reiki, pet and music therapy, aromatherapy, guided imagery and relaxation techniques and other modalities to work with patients on a volunteer basis.

Volunteers are assigned to perform a variety of important and rewarding duties, such as providing caregivers with respite care, supportive listening and companionship for caregivers, friendly visitation for in home activities like reading, playing cards or games, creative projects, crafts and more! Volunteers sometimes prefer performing clerical work or assisting with special projects in an office environment with our hospice staff.

Comprehensive volunteer training is offered once a year. For more information about Hospice Volunteer Opportunities, please contact:

Dawn Lielasus, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator
978-632-1230, Ext. 340 or 800-382-7305
Click here for our hospice volunteer application.

Administrative / Office

General Assistance
For creating admission packets, special mailings, filing, copying. Gardner office location, 4-6 hours / month.

Special Projects
Case-by-case, unique situations within any program area. Volunteer positions assigned for particular skills or interests. Call Care Central VNA & Hospice with interests and time availability. For Administrative/Office Opportunities, please contact:

Johanna Viteri
978-632-1230, Ext. 380 or 800-382-7305
Click here for our administrative volunteer application.

Adult Day Health Care

Greet clients upon arrival at program sites. Adult Day Health Care Centers are located in Gardner, Fitchburg, and Athol. 1 – 5 times per week from 8:30 am – 9:30 am.

Activities Assistant
Help staff with games, stories, reading, music and crafts for clients. Assist clients with participation and interaction at and of the Centers. Mornings from 10:00am – 12:00 noon or afternoons from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Kitchen Assistant
General kitchen support, including loading the dishwasher and clean up. Food is served daily in the morning, mid-day and in the afternoon at all locations.

Meal Assistant
Help staff aides prepare, serve and clean up after snacks and meals. Volunteers needed at all four locations. 1 – 5 times per week from 8:30 am – 9:30 am, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm – 3:00pm.

Special Events Volunteer
Present a program of interest for Adult Day Health clients. Would welcome several types of programs (i.e. storytelling, music, travel log). Monday – Friday afternoon from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. One-time, monthly or bi-monthly.

For Adult Day Health volunteer opportunities, please contact one of the following locations:

Murielle Conway (Gardner & Fitchburg)
978-632-1230, Ext. 369 or
Click here for our Gardner adult day health volunteer application.

Kathy Kilhart (North Quabbin)
Click here for our North Quabbin Center adult day health volunteer application.

Diaper Pantry

Volunteers to assist with running a weekly Diaper Pantry at 34 Pearly Lane in Gardner. The Diaper Pantry is open every Thursday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Volunteers help with the check-in for clients and stocking shelves. For more information, please contact:

Karen Culkeen
978-632-1230, Ext. 311 or 800-382-7305
Click here for our Diaper Pantry Volunteer Application.