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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

Emma Westhora

Executive Director

(972) 697-7721 

Thurs. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 


Nikolas Wilde

(505) 500-5093

Wed. 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Tien Vo

(262) 434-0103 

Mon. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Landon Paskett

(208) 616-5564

Tues. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 


Daniel Green

(919) 805-0096

Mon. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Reagan Woodbury

(214) 995-7593

Mon. 11:12 AM - 12:12 PM



Active Semesters

Fall   Winter   Spring   Summer


Time Commitment 

1 hour a week for two semesters 



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.


Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with this program. 





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