Torrance Memorial Hospice makes a profound difference in people's lives
in their greatest time of need. Hospice accepts tax-deductible donations
to help sustain the high quality of care we provide, create outreach programs
to raise awareness of Torrance Memorial Hospice services, and remain at
the leading edge of hospice science and care. Donations also help cover
the many uncompensated expenses for patient care and the exceptional level
of care extended to family members.
Torrance Memorial's Hospice network of more than 50 volunteers wear
many hats to serve patients and their families. Many of the volunteers
who enter the program have benefited personally from Hospice or Bereavement
services. Often they join the volunteer program because they want to give
back. After completion of the Hospice and Bereavement core orientation
with job specific training, volunteers have the opportunity to serve in
the following roles:
Hospice Visitation - Provide assistance in the home that includes companionship for the patient
and family with limited respite for the caregiver.
Tuck-In Call - Place calls weekly to patients and caregivers. Volunteers write down
any requests (i.e., medical supplies, etc.) or issues that can be addressed
for further follow up.
Tuck-In Deliveries - Pick up requested/needed supplies from the Hospice office and deliver
them to patients' residences.
Administrative Duties - Assist through administrative clerical support.
Bereavement Support Groups - Facilitate meetings to provide support to surviving family members or
friends of patients who have passed away.
Bereavement Phone Follow Up - Place bereavement calls to the surviving family members of patients
who have passed while on hospice to help provide information on bereavement support.
Event Assistance - Support Hospice events at Torrance Memorial through attendance and assistance.
For more information on making a gift and/or volunteering for Hospice and
call 310-784-3751, ext. 7658.