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Palliative Support Services
We believe that every person should be able to die in comfort and with dignity.



We welcome all volunteers who dedicate their time serving Porter Medical Center’s patients and residents. Your work is meaningful to our community and we are grateful for your support.

We have over 200 trained volunteers that provide practical and emotional support to hospice patients and their families facing the last year of life. Volunteers complete a 10-week, 30-hour training and become certified for hospice patient care. End of Life Services volunteers respond to a wide variety of requests for assistance and become an important part of the circle of care for patients and caregivers.

If you are considering becoming a Palliative Support Services volunteer, we encourage you to reach out.

Palliative Support Volunteers provide support in a variety of ways, such as