Volunteer Groups

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Volunteer Groups

Through Hospice of Acadiana, our patients and families are able to take advantage of 200+ volunteers and the services they provide. Volunteers are able to choose from three categories depending on how they would like to volunteer. The categories include:
Direct Patient Care - Opportunities that deal directly with the patient in their home.
Indirect Patient Care - Allows you to provide care for a patient, but without direct patient contact. 
Non-Patient Care Opportunities - Opportunities include no specific patient care, but instead, helping Hospice of Acadiana in general.

For more information on what you can do to help and how to get started, contact us today.

Direct Patient Care

  • Beauticians/Barbers

    Everyone deserves to look their best. And when we look good, we often feel good. Let us send a beautician or barber to keep you at your best.

  • Bilingual Group

    This group can communicate in English as well as other languages such as French (any variation), Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, etc. 

  • Companion Crew

    For caregivers who may need a break or for patients who simply want to play cards, be read to, or just have a visitor.

  • Massage Therapists

    Various forms of massage therapy are provided to help relax, sooth, and relieve tension for the patient. *Proof of training, credentialing or licensure required

  • Music Therapy

    Volunteers sing for patients or at pinning ceremonies. Some volunteers play musical instruments for patients.

  • No One Dies Alone Program

    A 24-hour/7-days a week program providing companionship for those who have no family or caregiver at the end of life. This program speaks to the core of our mission in that every life is precious and a gift.

  • Pet Peace of Mind

    A national program that allows us to provide pet food and supplies, and volunteers who provide pet care, assistance and placement when, and as, needed.

  • Prayer Angels

    Loving volunteers provide bedside prayers, rosaries, or Chaplets of Divine Mercy. This crew responds when patients are at the end of their journey and want heaven called down.

  • Spiritual Companionship

    Providing spiritual companionship and guidance, these volunteers are trained to listen and provide solace and peace of spirit where possible.

  • We Honor Veterans Program

    We are proud to be a Level-5 Certified Partner in the National "We Honor Veterans" Program. Pinning ceremonies are provided to honor those who have selflessly served us and our country.Active Military Personnel, Veterans and Reservist are typically chosen first as veteran patients enjoy the camaraderie.

Indirect Patient Care

  • Crochet Crew

    Handmade crochet blankets are made to provide warmth and comfort for our patients. *All yarn supplied

  • Daytime Delivery / Pickup Crew

    Volunteers deliver casseroles, flowers, supplies, etc. to patients in need.

  • Floral Arrangements

    We receive multiple shipments of fresh flowers from local stores. Volunteers arrange them into beautiful bouquets to be delivered to patients by employees and volunteers. * No previous experience needed, we'll teach you!

  • Food with Love

    Nutritious, homemade meals available for patients and families both before and after a patient’s death.

  • Home Improvement Crew

    Our volunteers have many talents, some of those include constructing wheel chair ramps, cutting grass, and general home maintenance.

  • Mona's Munchies

    Delicious homemade cookies provided by our caring volunteers to brighten any day.

  • Sewing Group

    Volunteers sew pillow cases used for Veteran ceremonies as well as hospital gowns and wheelchair bags from donated sheets. *Material and patterns provided

Non-patient Care Opportunities

  • Administrative Crew

    Volunteers perform possible task such as data entry, filing, document scanning, contacting other volunteers as needed and several other administrative type duties.

  • Camp Brave Hearts

    This is a once a year, 2-day, day camp held for children, ages 6-11, who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Volunteers participate in the two day event in multiple different ways.

  • Community Outreach

    Volunteers participate in varying events in the community to spread our Mission and educate about hospice. An example of an event is "Visits with veterans".

  • Event / Hospitality Crew

    This group of volunteers participates in the various events held by Hospice of Acadiana. (Gala, Bingo, Raffle Ticket Sales, etc.) Duties can include; organizing, preparation, set-up, event day duties, etc.

  • Grief Support

    Volunteers assist in the Center for Loss and Transition located on the second floor at our main office. Duties can include supporting grieving families through phone calls, support mail outs, etc.

  • Mailing Crew

    This crew prepares, addresses and mails flyers, yearly appeals, etc. as needed.

As Acadiana’s only nonprofit hospice provider, we rely on the support and generosity of our community.


Hospice of Acadiana Foundation provides for the unreimbursed care and support services of our terminal patients and their families – in whatever capacity that may be. When you donate to Hospice of Acadiana, you can rest assured that your donation will be used to offer quality end-of-life care and support. No matter how long or how short their time is, Hospice of Acadiana's mission is always to allow all patients to truly live their final months, weeks, or days.

With your donation, we can ensure that this is a reality for every single patient that comes into our care.

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