"Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more."
― Mother Teresa
Direct Patient Services
As vital members of the Mother Teresa Hospice Care Team, Patient and Family Volunteers provide companionship, support and assistance to patients residing at home, in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals and any inpatient care setting.
Providing office and clerical support services for departments and teams throughout the organization, Administrative Volunteers assist by greeting visitors, preparing information and support materials for mailings, answering phones, entering data, helping with printing and duplication services, filing records and documents, and making phone calls.
Mother Teresa Hospice Alliance
The Mother Teresa Hospice Alliance is a service department whose volunteers assist in planning, producing, and participating in fundraising activities, events and projects. They develop community partnerships and participate in community programs to raise awareness of the Mother Teresa Hospice mission.
Healing Heavy Hearts Volunteers
Healing Hearts Volunteers reach out to grieving families and individuals by assisting with support for both adults and children affected by the loss of a loved one. They provide emotional support by phone or by assisting in facilitating a grief support group. Patient/family and advanced bereavement trainings are required.
Licensed Massage Therapy Volunteers
Our volunteer licensed massage therapists provide gentle, compassionate touch to our patients, helping them to relax and decreasing their pain, stress and anxiety. Patient/family and advanced palliative care trainings required. A current Pennsylvania Massage Therapy License and personal liability insurance are required.
Pastoral Care Volunteers
Working closely with Mother Teresa Hospice Chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual support and comfort to patients and families, Pastoral Care Volunteers also assist in the planning and coordination of memorial services and act as liaisons to the religious communities Mother Teresa Hospice serves and training new volunteers.
Pet Therapy Volunteers
Volunteers (both human and non-human) visit Mother Teresa Hospice's patients in local care centers, nursing and assisted living facilities. Volunteers and their pets provide alternative ways for the patient to express feelings and emotions. Screenings for temperament, behavioral and health for non-human volunteers is required.
Community Outreach Volunteers
Community Outreach Volunteers promote community education and awareness of the Mother Teresa Hospice mission. Whether setting up a tabletop display at health fairs or making presentations to groups at churches or civic organizations, they have a unique role as Mother Teresa Hospice ambassadors. Orientation and community outreach training required.
Transitions volunteers work with our participants who are not currently enrolled in Mother Teresa Hospice's program, but need a little extra assistance. These volunteers provide patient home visits that include companionship, assistance with tasks or errands and brief respite for caregivers. Patient/family training required.
If you are interested in serving the community by providing needed support to Mother Teresa Hospice's patients with a life-limiting illness and their families, complete the online form or call the Volunteer Department at 724-775-2040