Volunteers are the heart of Hospice Brazos Valley. You can help fulfill our mission of enhancing the quality of life of Central Texas residents through serving in a variety of ways. Many service opportunities exist to suit your unique skills and allow you to give as much time as you desire when it best suits your schedule. Bring joy and comfort as a volunteer by lending an ear, holding a hand, sharing a hobby, delivering fresh flowers, or assisting in the office or resale stores. Weekdays, evenings, and/or weekend opportunities are available.
Specialized training is provided.
Read more below or call us to discover how you can use your gifts to make a positive impact in your community.
Volunteer miles driven to deliver miles of
smiles and comfort.
Total hours of service
donated from the heart
and 3,892 direct support
hours selflessly given with care.
Monetary value of volunteer
service. Entering the lives of patients and leaving forever changed: Priceless.
WAYS TO VOLUNTEER
Patient & Family Support
Be a key part of the hospice team through providing support and respite for caregivers and families. Volunteers support patients and families in many ways which may include visiting patients, providing caregiver respite, running errands, letter writing, or reading to patients. Opportunities are also available at our Inpatient Facility to serve patients and families during their stay.
The Posy Express is a flower delivery program that was implemented by Hospice Brazos Valley volunteers. This program is the hub around which many other volunteer interventions rotate. Every week of the year, with the exception of national holidays, volunteers arrange and deliver approximately 50-60 vases of fresh flowers to our hospice patients and their families,
as flowers are available.
Grief & Bereavement Support
Bereavement volunteers are specially trained to assist and follow-up with bereaved family members and friends of patients served. Special volunteer training programs are designed for individuals interested in assisting with bereavement programs.
Office volunteers help in administrative or clerical capacities, preparing mail-outs, assisting with special projects, and participating where needed in matters not directly related to patient care. Other tasks include computer data entry, filing, and answering the phone.
Our successful resale shops depend on volunteers to sell donated clothing and household items at reasonable prices. Volunteers sort, stock shelves, and assist the large customer base. Proceeds from the shop support patients and families served by Hospice Brazos Valley.
Have fun decorating, greeting guests, or helping with event set up/clean up. Our annual fundraising events require numerous volunteers to assist in coordination before, during, and after the event. Volunteers can also help publicize, decorate, and secure sponsorships and donations, and/or mail invitations.
Outreach and Education
Do you love talking to people? Are you passionate about educating the public about hospice and community health services? You would be perfect to represent Hospice Brazos Valley at health fairs, senior expos, chamber events, or present to civic groups about hospice services.
Special training available.
Special ability in construction, carpentry, plumbing, painting, and remodeling, music,
sewing, and quilting are valued skills needed to help improve Hospice Brazos Valley’s various facilities, or to assist in making patients' homes safe and comfortable.
The We Honors Veterans Program allows volunteers to show their appreciation to veteran patients for their sacrifice of time, talent and treasure to ensure our country's safety. Veterans are presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and a pin that symbolizes the bond between Hospice and Veterans. Veteran volunteers are also needed to connect with veteran patients.
We Honor Veterans
BRING JOY & COMFORT
When you give, you receive so much more in return. All volunteers are provided with special training required to become part of our team. Training time can vary depending upon the area in which you choose to serve. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to apply.
The Hospice Auxiliary is a separate non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing HBV’s mission through unique fundraising events, volunteering and advocating for Hospice Brazos Valley
in the communities we serve.
RESALE STORE VOLUNTEERS
Our successful resale shops depend on volunteers to sell donated clothing and household items at reasonable prices. Volunteers sort, stock shelves, and assist the large customer base. When you volunteer at the Hospice Thrift Store or Hospice Boutique, the gift of your time directly supports local Hospice Brazos Valley patients and families.
To apply, download and complete volunteer form by clicking "Apply Now" button below. Email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at our Bryan or Brenham office locations.
The Hospice Brazos Valley Board of Directors reside within our service area and are active members in the communities we serve. They understand the hospice philosophy, support the work of Hospice Brazos Valley and are committed to helping those in our community who need end-of-life care. Our Board of Directors bring a diverse set of skills and experiences providing mission based leadership, governance and oversight.
The involvement of the Board is critical to the success of Hospice Brazos Valley’s mission. Leadership and expertise are qualities that move missions forward. We partner with members of our communities who bring knowledge, compassion and a desire to make a difference. If you are interested in learning more,
please call Craig Borchardt, CEO, at 979-821-2266 or email.