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We understand the importance of compassionate companionship and emotional support during the challenging journey of a terminal illness. Our dedicated volunteers play a vital role in providing company and comfort to both patients and their families. Learn more about the valuable services offered by our trained volunteers below.


Our trained volunteers offer companionship to patients, providing a comforting presence and engaging in meaningful conversations. They are there to lend a listening ear, share stories, or simply sit quietly with the patient, offering their support and understanding. Our volunteers create a warm and compassionate environment, helping to alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Supportive Presence

Facing a terminal illness can be emotionally overwhelming for both patients and their families. Our volunteers provide much-needed emotional support, offering a sympathetic and empathetic presence. They understand the challenges that arise during this difficult time and are trained to provide a comforting presence, offering a shoulder to lean on and a source of encouragement.

Our volunteers are there to support patients and their families in whatever way they can. They can accompany patients to medical appointments, provide transportation for errands, or assist with practical tasks around the home. Their supportive presence helps ease the burden for families, allowing them to focus on spending quality time with their loved ones.

Bereavement Support

Our trained volunteers extend their support to families during the bereavement period. They understand that the grieving process continues after the loss of a loved one. Our volunteers offer compassionate listening, practical assistance, and emotional support to individuals and families as they navigate the stages of grief and healing.

Specialized Skills

Our volunteers bring a diverse range of skills and talents to Shiloh Hospice & Palliative Care. Some volunteers may offer specialized services such as music therapy, art therapy, pet therapy, or massage therapy. These specialized skills aim to provide additional comfort and support to patients, promoting relaxation, emotional well-being, and pain relief.

Training and Support

To ensure the highest level of care, our volunteers undergo comprehensive training programs. They receive instruction in areas such as active listening, effective communication, empathy, and understanding the unique needs of patients and families facing a terminal illness. We also provide ongoing support and supervision to our volunteers to ensure they have the resources and guidance they need.

Learn More About Our Trained Volunteers

At Shiloh Hospice & Palliative Care, we recognize the invaluable contributions of our trained volunteers. They provide essential company and emotional support to both patients and their families. Whether it’s through companionship, emotional support, respite care, or specialized skills, our volunteers are dedicated to enhancing the well-being and quality of life for those in our care. Contact us today to learn more about how our trained volunteers can provide comfort and support to you and your loved ones.

We Aim For Excellence In All That We Do.

Hospice is committed to providing compassionate support for individuals facing terminal illnesses, caring for their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being as they navigate the end of life. Similarly, palliative care shares the same philosophy of comprehensive patient care, extending its services to non-terminal patients, offering them the opportunity to lead longer, happier lives.

  • By law, all healthcare professionals must respect your choice.
  • You don’t need to use the hospice connected to your hospital.

Our dedicated team of professionals aims to ensure that every aspect of your care is tailored to your unique situation and wishes.

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