Trained volunteers are a special part of the Hospice team. Each patient and family is specifically matched with a volunteer who is best able to meet their needs and personalities.

Services may include: respite time while the caregiver leaves the house or rests, running errands, or simply sharing coffee and conversation.

Volunteers not only see visit patients in their houses, but they also work in the Hardin County Hospice assisting Rita Shope, Volunteer Coordinator, and help with the many fundraisers that are given by Hardin County Hospice. 

The volunteer listens to concerns and helps with tasks that can become difficult to complete because of the increased responsibilities of care giving.

Above all, volunteers provide extra support for families and patients.