Hospice Volunteers

Mountain Valley Hospice relies upon the generous commitment of time and talent from Volunteers to fulfill our mission. Becoming a Hospice Volunteer is a uniquely rewarding experience that positively impacts our neighbors in the surrounding counties we serve: Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, and Hamilton.

Regardless of your preference for how best to support the MVH mission, all Volunteers receive comprehensive training as well as ongoing mentoring and education. We teach the Hospice philosophy, nuances of caring for the terminally ill, grief education, health & safety precautions, and more. And if you’re unsure of the best fit for your talent and comfort, our Volunteer Coordinator will help you navigate the options and select something that will be most meaningful for you.

We ask for a one-year commitment to our program, even if you change Volunteer roles within that timeframe. Your hours will be based entirely on your availability and convenience. We, in turn, will invest in your training to ensure you have the best possible experience as a member of the MVH team. In order to comply with state and federal health industry regulations, we will require a comprehensive background check, as well as flu shot, proof of vaccinations, and tuberculosis titer as part of the application process.

Patient/Family Service Volunteers

Patient/Family Service Volunteers provide socialization and companionship to patients who live at home, in our Nancy Dowd Hospice Home, in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult/group homes. These volunteers often engage in life review activities and provide important short-term relief for caregivers (respite).

Administrative Volunteers

Administrative Volunteers provide office and other assistance for a variety of Mountain Valley Hospice activities and programming.

Specialty/Professional Volunteers

Specialty/Professional Volunteers provide support to patients and families based on their unique interests or skills. These volunteers could have a passion for the culinary arts, be licensed barbers/cosmetologists, certified massage therapists, music therapists, pet therapists, and much more.

Join Our Board!

Join our Board! MVH has an operational board that meets monthly, as well as a Foundation Board that assists with financial planning & philanthropy throughout the year as needed. We are always looking for dedicated community members who have an interest in governance, legacy, & fundraising. For more information about opportunities to serve, contact our President/CEO at 518-725-4545 or vial email at receptionist@mvhcares.org.