HCP volunteers started the organization in 1979 and they continue to strengthen everything we do.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” - Leo Buscaglia

Our volunteers have an immeasurable impact on our patients, families and community. Working with patients, bereaved children or administrative work aimed at outreach to our community, volunteers make things happen for HCP! What we can measure tells us this; in 2016, HCP recorded 189 active volunteers who donated 12,137 hours to HCP’s mission to provide the highest quality of emotional, physical and spiritual support with compassion and respect. Their time and talents resulted in $192,501 in cost savings to the organization. To become an HCP volunteer, please complete the application found here.

If you have questions about volunteer training, clearances or the application, please reach out to Maureen Hoepfer mhoepfer@hospiceofcentralpa.org or Caitlin Carmody ccarmody@hospiceofcentralpa.org.

You can also download the volunteer application here.

HCP volunteers contribute in a number of ways including:

  • Administrative Volunteers
  • Bereavement Volunteers
  • Bouquets of Hope Volunteers
  • Butterfly Release Volunteers
  • Camp Dragonfly Volunteers
  • Carolyn’s House Volunteers
  • Patient Care Volunteers
  • 11th Hour Volunteers
  • Tree of Light Volunteers
  • Vet-to-Vet Volunteers

Please see a few photos (below) from our 2018 Volunteer Recognition Dinner, or click here to view all images.