Hospice Volunteers

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care 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.

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. The Volunteer Coordinator can also help guide you in finding the best fit for your talent, comfort and availability.

Your volunteer time is valuable and we want your experience to be meaningful. Your hours will be based entirely on your availability and convenience. We will invest in your training to ensure you have the best possible experience as a member of the MVHPC 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.
  • Thank you for expressing your interest in becoming a hospice volunteer. The following information is necessary in making our volunteer assignments and in utilizing your talents and skills to the fullest. We ask that all volunteers make a year commitment to working with our agency.

    Questions related to age, gender, religious affiliation and marital status are asked only for purposes of identification and matching volunteers with patient/families. However, volunteers are selected without regard given to factors.

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  • MVH is an equal opportunity employer. The socio-demographic information we are collecting is for compatible patient matches only and will not be used or shared for any other reason.
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