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Volunteer Opportunity

At the heart of America Hospice and Palliative Care are caring volunteers. People like you who have been touched in some way by the kindness of hospice and wish to give back. People who want to give of themselves. Volunteers are people who care for and want to help meet the needs of hospice patients and families.

They are special people who share a common bond of compassion, a commitment to excellent care, and a profound respect for the choices and comfort of patients and families struggling with end-of-life issues and emotions. Our volunteers are highly trained and well prepared to provide what is needed and when needed most. Hospice volunteers become part of a family of dedicated individuals fulfilling a promise to be there.


Direct Patient Volunteer

  • Sitting with a patient and listening to his or her concerns
  • Interacting with patients by reading, playing games, listening to music
  • Being available so a family caregiver can have a short break.
  • Running errands for a patient or providing transportation
  • Serving as an interpreter
  • Providing complementary therapies such as massage or aromatherapy
  • Providing music enrichment
  • Providing spiritual care
  • Helping with bereavement duties

Office Volunteer

  • Data entry and filing
  • Assisting office staff with various tasks


Although volunteers with special education and training are always welcome, the main qualities we’re looking for in volunteers are compassion, dependability, commitment, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. If this is you, please join our valued volunteer team. You will make a difference in the quality of others’ lives. And, for all you give, you will receive so much more.

How to Become a Volunteer

To become a hospice volunteer with America Hospice and Palliative Care:

  1. Give us a call at 713-334-2300
  2. Complete a comprehensive volunteer application.
  3. Attend an in-person interview with our Volunteer Coordinator
  4. Complete the following:
    • background check
    • drug test
    • TB screening
  5. Complete a comprehensive hospice volunteer training program where you’ll learn:
    • Hospice philosophy
    • Caring for terminally ill
    • Health & Safety precautions
    • Grief and loss of education
    • Which types of volunteering you’re interested in, and what talents do the volunteer manager recognizes in you

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, begin the process now. Many people who volunteer in our hospice program find that it brings meaning and purpose to their lives.

Please call 713-334-2300 to become a hospice volunteer with America Hospice and Palliative Care.


Our Hospice Care Specialists are Here to Help

Call Us Today for Answers to End-of-Life Questions.


Anyone diagnosed with limited life expectancy can receive hospice care.

Once a doctor confirms an illness is terminal (life expectancy of six months or less), they will collaborate with the America Hospice and Palliative Care team to provide services tailored to the patient’s needs and desires.

While many patients have cancer, we also care for individuals with various life-limiting conditions, such as heart and lung disease, kidney disease, neurological disorders, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias. Family and friends benefit from hospice care as well, receiving support to help the patient and adjust to life changes.

A common misconception is that all hospice patients are bedridden, critically ill, and incapable of living life to its fullest. Hospice celebrates life, assisting you in fulfilling your unique needs during this life chapter.

For any questions about hospice care or eligibility, contact our Admission Coordinator at America Hospice and Palliative Care.



After receiving a diagnosis for limited life expectancy, patients must make an important choice about goals for their treatment.

When a doctor concludes that no curative treatment exists for a specific illness, the therapy is no longer effective, or you decide the treatment side effects are too severe, you might consider opting for comfort care as your ultimate objective.

Aggressive medical treatment prioritizes curing the physical ailment over addressing the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs, often requiring intensive clinical care that can reduce life quality. Hospice care, on the other hand, focuses on comfort by alleviating pain and other symptoms while continuing to cater to the emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and their family.

Hospice care neither extends life nor accelerates death; instead, it eases pain and physical discomfort, allowing the patient to enjoy a more peaceful and fulfilling life quality. At America Hospice and Palliative Care, care and support services primarily occur in the patient’s home or residence. Many families have expressed that they waited too long to fully benefit from hospice care’s offerings.



Our Team is Here to Help!

We are one of Texas' premier providers of end-of-life care. Click the button below to Request Information or call (713) 334-2300 to learn how hospice care can help.