Hospice care in Chautauqua County was founded by volunteers and they remain an important part of our care team to this day. Trained volunteers provide assistance, respite and companionship in our hospice care program. Many of our volunteers have had a family member cared for by Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care.

Hospice volunteers are ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds who share a common trait of concern and empathy for others. Each volunteer brings his or her own strengths and talents. Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care welcomes committed volunteers who are dependable and want to make a difference in someone’s life. No experience is necessary to become a volunteer. Specialized training is offered at no cost.

General Volunteer Opportunities

  • Reading and companionship
  • Running errands
  • Pet care
  • Respite care
  • Bereavement support
  • Event staffing
  • Office support


The Star Hospice House Opportunities

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Grounds keeping
  • Greeting
  • Shopping
  • Reading and companionship

For more information about becoming a volunteer for Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 716-338-0033, or fill out our form, and we’ll contact you!