You can help make a difference in the lives we serve.
Wherever you choose to volunteer at WesleyLife Hospice, there's a place for you. Whether you want to work directly with clients and families or in another role, you can make a big difference in someone's life, including your own.
Learn more about our different volunteer opportunities including:
- Office Volunteer - Provide office and computer support, administrative support, answer phones and input data. Assistance also needed in, data input and equipment inventory. Strong computer skills a plus, but not required.
- Special Events - Assist in making fundraising events successful.
Direct Patient and Loved One Volunteer
Volunteers can choose to visit patients in their home, assisted living apartment or health center.
- Telephone Support - Communicate with patients and families to provide reassurance, learn of additional needs and be a listening ear. Additional training will be provided.
- Integrative Therapies – Volunteers with the appropriate/licensed skillset are able to provide holistic services to comfort patients in one of the following ways:
- Pet Therapy - The use of pets to provide comfort, peace and well-being. Pets must be evaluated and certified by one of our approved evaluation organizations. Some breed exclusions apply. Call for more information.
- Aromatherapy - The use of essential oils to promote health of the body, mind and spirit. Aromatherapy training required.
- Energy Works - The use of energy therapy techniques to promote relaxation and reduce suffering caused by anxiety/agitation and to create a sense of peacefulness. Energy work includes meditation, therapeutic touch, Tai Chi, Jin Shin Jyutsu, yoga, Reiki and more.
- Licensed Massage Therapy - The use of "hands on" techniques delivered by a Licensed Massage Therapist to promote relaxation and reduce pain.
- Music - the use of music as a tool, gift or opportunity to bring peace and comfort. In addition to musicians performing for patients, there is also an opportunity to share musical interests with a patient via music CDs.
- Expressive Arts - The use of visual, written or performing arts to express feelings associated with illness, loss or death. Includes painting, quilting, drama, poetry, journaling and Lifetime Legacies.
Did you know?
- Training is provided at no cost.
- Volunteer locations are available throughout Iowa.
- Daytime, evening and weekend options are available.
- You can volunteer from home.
- Volunteer a few hours a week, a couple hours a month or for a one-time opportunity.
- No experience or medical background necessary.
Interested in volunteering? Contact us and the WesleyLife Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to find out more about your interests.