Merrimack Valley Hospice offers many meaningful volunteer opportunities.  Volunteers come from all walks of life, with varied experiences and skills.  Each share the desire to make a difference through their presence – a true gift to our hospice patients and families.  Volunteers work in private homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the Merrimack Valley, Southern New Hampshire and York County, Maine as well as at High Pointe House in Haverhill, MA. Other volunteers donate their time and talent helping in the administrative offices, on special projects or assist at fundraising events.

All volunteers receive specialized training and ongoing education, much like our clinical staff, as they are critical members of the hospice team.

Services provided by volunteers

Patient companion Respite for caregivers Bereavement and grief support
Threshold Singers Reiki Massage
Spiritual support Healing arts Dementia program
Tuck in callers Vigil support Volunteers for veterans
Keepsake Program Light housekeeping Pet therapy
Living Legacy Program


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Volunteer Screening Requirements

All volunteers must:

  • Be at least 15 years old.
  • Complete an application and interview with the Volunteer Manager.
  • Complete volunteer training and an initial 2-step TB test or provide documentation of TB test or chest x-ray.
  • Provide references, complete a criminal background check and agree to and sign a Confidentiality Statement.

Training and TB testing is not required for volunteers who assist with administrative support and special events.

To see one of our volunteers interviewed by Georgetown Cable Television:

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