What Will I Do As a Volunteer?

Volunteers are carefully chosen and trained to act as a neighbor and friend to families who request their services. These services include: alt

  • providing companionship
  • running errands
  • preparing light meals
  • assisting with hobbies
  • veteran services
  • assisting with occasional household chores
  • reading to patients
  • playing cards or games
  • being a family friend
  • administrative/customer serivce support
  • writing letters and thank you notes
  • chaplain services
  • recording life stories
  • hospitality

                Most importantly, HOSPICE volunteers listen.

“Every day I am at the Bowers House, I feel that if I have helped one person it’s been a great day.” 

      -HSWV Volunteer

Who Can Volunteer?

  • persons of high school age or older
  • working professionals
  • retirees
  • homemakers
  • college students
  • anyone looking to brighten someone else’s life



What type of training will I receive?

All volunteers must complete our initial six (6) hour training course. If you are interested in expanding your volunteer efforts to include direct care to patients in their homes, in the nursing home environment or at the Bowers Hospice House, (additional training required).


Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information at (304) 255-6404 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

It is also important to note that all volunteers must undergo background screenings and drug tests, and are subject to HIPPA compliance and a Code of Ethics.

To Apply to Be a Volunteer

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Already A Volunteer? Here are some forms that may be useful:

Patient Care - Volunteer Chaplain Documentation Form
Patient Care - Volunteer Chaplain Time Sheet