Our dedicated volunteers offer a range of services to enhance the quality of life for our patients and their families. Here are some of the ways our volunteers can assist.

Our volunteers can spend time with patients, providing companionship and helping with activities such as watching TV, reading, or preparing snacks.
Volunteers provide a break for caregivers and can socialize with patients or run errands for them.
Nursing Home
Volunteers offer emotional support and perform activities such as decorating bulletin boards for hospice patients and Transitions clients in nursing homes.
Practicing Special Skills
We welcome volunteers with special skills, such as musicians or massage therapists, to share their talents with our patients.
Volunteers can help with routine office tasks, such as filing, addressing envelopes, bulk mailing, and entering data into the computer.
Special Events
Volunteers assist with various events, such as health fairs and holiday open houses, by distributing literature about hospice, setting up, serving refreshments, and cleaning up.
Our volunteers help with developing and planning fundraisers and other projects.
Our volunteers work with family members for up to 13 months after the death of their loved one.
Circle of Care
Volunteers are trained to stay with actively dying patients who have no family member or caregiver available during this time, offering comfort and support.
Pairing Veterans with Veterans
We understand the unique bond shared by veterans and try to pair veteran patients with veteran volunteers.
Celebration of Life
Our annual event for families to remember their loved ones is made possible by our volunteers who assist with mailings, hospitality, baking, set up, and clean up.

Volunteer Requirements

Time Commitment
We value our volunteers’ time and appreciate any amount of time they are able to give. Whether you’re able to donate several hours a week or just a few hours a month, every contribution makes a difference.

Getting Started
To become a volunteer, training is required. While group training is available, we understand that some individuals may not be able to attend on the specified date. For those cases, individual training may be available upon request.

In order to become a volunteer, you must meet certain requirements. These include being in good health, 18 years of age or older, having reliable transportation, and completing an application screening process. Additionally, volunteers must be willing to participate in education opportunities, attend educational in-service and scheduled volunteer meetings, be able to satisfy a criminal background check, abide by Heritage Crossing policies and procedures, be willing to have a TB skin test or screening yearly, and must be able to maintain confidential information.

Please contact Joshua Long at (559) 297-0077 for more details. We appreciate your interest in our volunteer program and look forward to hearing from you!