Volunteering with Mary Washington Heathcare Hospice Services
Volunteers are Special People
At Mary Washington Hospice we believe being a volunteer is very rewarding.
We thank all who choose to give of themselves
in this special way. It is an honor and a privilege to be invited into
the last months, weeks or days of a person’s life.
Dignity, peace, comfort, love and joy are some of the most important things
in life. Our Hospice team looks for caring and sensitive volunteers willing
to use their special talents, skills and life experiences to offer support
to patients and families. We're happy to answer your questions about
becoming a volunteer.
- Patient and family care
- Administrative support
- Bereavement care
- Vigil support
- Music and art
- Support groups
- Ambassador volunteers
- Teen volunteers
While most Mary Washington Hospice volunteers give 1-4 hours per week,
we are always open to whatever time and talents an individual is willing
to share. Once you complete the application process, comprehensive training
will be provided, covering the history of hospice, standard precautions,
standard bereavement care, and more. In addition, upon completion of training
all volunteers have the option to be mentored before being asked to perform
any duties independently.
We seek volunteers ranging in age from teen to adult. You will be equipped
through our extensive hospice-based training, and can serve in your local
Serving the City of Fredericksburg, and Colonial Beach and Caroline, Fauquier,
King George, Prince William, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.
Free Comprehensive Training
- Support both patients and families.
- Assist with administrative and outreach efforts.
- Serve alongside our professional bereavement staff.
For more information, contact our Volunteer Department at 540.741.3580
or download a volunteer application form
and send it to the address or fax number listed on the form.
Ways to Give
Contribute to Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice & Grief Support Services
For more than 25 years, Mary Washington Hospice has been the community
leader providing comprehensive, compassionate end-of-life care for patients
and their families. Led by a board-certified medical director, certified
in hospice and palliative care, Mary Washington Hospice provides skilled
nursing, medical social work, spiritual care, nursing aides, trained volunteers,
and bereavement counseling to support the patient in a home setting. Mary
Washington Hospice serves patients in the community regardless of their
age, place of residence, or ability to pay.
Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services Specialty Programs
Although hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private
insurances, community contributions, memorial donations and Foundation
gifts make it possible for Mary Washington Hospice to provide services
to our community regardless of patient’s ability to pay.
Your contributions directly support our ability to provide specialty programs like:
- Free community grief counseling to families of Mary Washington Hospice patients
- Complementary therapy services, including massage, art and music therapy,
for patients and families to help reduce anxiety and provide comfort
- Education and training for associates and volunteers in palliative and
end-of-life care for specialties including pediatric hospice
These programs are not funded by insurance or Medicare and are not typically
provided by other hospices. However, we are dedicated to providing these
programs for our patients and their families as they cope with end-of-life
illness and the loss of loved ones.
If you are interested in making a donation to support Mary Washington Hospice,
please call the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation at 540.741.1512.
Grief Support Services (formerly Hospice Support Care)
The mission of Grief Support Services at Mary Washington Healthcare is
to nurture individuals and families along their grief journey as they
cope with the death of a loved one. Our peer-led grief support programs
are provided at no cost to anyone in the community needing bereavement support.
If you wish to give to help grieving children and adults, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.741.1874.
Support Grief Support Services Events
Host special events for your friends and family at Harbor House and the
Healing Garden. Donation is requested for use and must be scheduled at
least 2 weeks in advance.
For more information, please call 540.741.1874 or e-mail email@example.com
If you are interested in making a contribution to Grief Support Services,
please mail a check to:
Hospice Support Care
2300 Fall Hill Ave, Suite 401
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Your funds will support the community bereavement programs for children
and adults that are provided at no charge to anyone who is grieving the
loss of a loved one. For more information, please contact Mary Washington
Healthcare Hospice Services at