Patient care volunteers spend their days with hospice
patients. Volunteers travel to the place where the patient currently lives.
This could be the patient’s home, a nursing home, or a long-term care facility.
Volunteers do not provide any medical or hands-on care. They simply spend time
with the patient, talking with them and keeping them company. Volunteers also
often play the patient’s favorite games with them, like cards or chess.
Volunteers may also talk with patients about current events if that’s something
that the patient is interested in.