Hospice

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Two holding hands are shown. One is of an elderly woman, and another is of a younger woman.
What is _____?: 

What is Hospice?


This program trains volunteers in hospice care and assigns them to a hospice organization so they can assist homebound and terminally ill patients. State training is required for all volunteers.

 

Volunteer Commitment: At least one hour a week for two semesters.

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Madison Wilson

(435) 222-4594

Monday 1-2pm

 

Kyle Schneider

(406) 690-7773

 

Jeffrey Svedin

(208) 899-7093

 

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?


To get involved, contact the program directors by phone or by email at hospice@byu.edu.

 

Experiences: 

Experiences

My hospice friend is allowed to request that we do whatever she wants to lift her burdens. Out of everything she could choose, each week, she requests that I read the scriptures to her. This past week while visiting her, she also asked to end with a prayer. Following the prayer, she broke down in tears and said, "You don't know how much it means to me that you come to visit me. You came and lifted my burdens at the exact moment I needed it." We cried together and in that moment I realized that every sacrifice that I had made up to that point to make service a priority was worth it. 

-Kinsey Owen (2017)