Northeast Florida Community Hospice

Call to Request Care: 904.407.6500

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When you apply to join our volunteer team, you will have a one-on-one meeting with one of our Volunteer Services staff before choosing which volunteer opportunity is most comfortable and right for you. To meet federal requirements, background checks are conducted on all volunteers.

Steps to becoming a Community Hospice volunteer:

Complete the online application form. 

  1. You will be contacted by one of our Volunteer Coordinators who will set up an interview with you. Part of the interview will include providing two references. During the interview, more information will be shared regarding the various volunteers opportunities that are offered.
  2. Following the interview, you will be scheduled for a background check. Once you pass the background check, you will qualify for the new volunteer orientation
  3. Complete the one-day new volunteer orientation. This orientation covers pain and symptom management, infectious diseases, standard healthcare precautions, family dynamics, spirituality and the role of the volunteer in hospice care.
  4. Once you have completed the new volunteer orientation, you qualify for your first volunteer assignment.


Some volunteer opportunities require additional training and a certain amount of volunteer hours before you can qualify to volunteer in those areas. The amount and type of training varies depending on the area of volunteer service that interests you.

Note: Potential volunteers who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 12 months are encouraged to participate in volunteer activities other than public outreach and patient/family interaction to allow time for personal grief needs. The other volunteer opportunities within Community Hospice may be explored.

If you have any additional questions, please call 904.407.7064.