Gunnison Valley Hospital


Hospice & Palliative Care receives a great deal of support from community members who volunteer their time and energy to generously assist staff members in providing optimal care for those needing extra support in our community or who are nearing the end of their life. Volunteers are key to the success of Gunnison Valley Health Hospice & Palliative Care, it's because of people like you that Hospice & Palliative Care is able to provide such great care to our patients.

Our trained volunteers are individually assigned to patients as requested by the family/patient. They provide whatever kind of companionship the patient may need, such as listening, reading to the patient or just visiting and holding their hand. Volunteers can be a great support to those spending hours alone.

How Can You Help?

As a volunteer, there are many opportunities to share your time, knowledge and skills. Hospice & Palliative Care holds numerous events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities throughout the year; we welcome participation at any and/or all of the following:

  • Direct Patient Care
  • End of Life Care
  • Respite for Caregiver
  • Fundraising
  • Office Administration Assistance
  • Community Advocates Council
  • Educational Seminars
  • Hospice Remembrance Garden
  • Art from the Heart Annual Silent Auction
  • Annual Tree of Life Memorial Ceremony
  • Hospice Dove Ornaments
  • Volunteer Recognition Luncheon


To Get Involved

Contact Michelle Stapp at 970-641-4254 to find out about opportunities available.