Our Hospice is a comprehensive program that assists patients and their families with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs that may accompany a life-limiting illness. With more than 75 years of combined experience, Hospice of Evangelical’s nurses are solely dedicated to the specialty of end-of-life care. Our nurses are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer questions, discuss concerns, visit, and provide support.

Hospice of Evangelical support extends beyond the death of the patient. Hospice families continue to receive care and bereavement support for at least 13 months.

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Care at Home             

Hospice care can be provided in the patient’s/family’s home, assisted living centers, and nursing homes.

Nursing Home Partnerships

  • RiverWoods
  • Milton Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Watsontown Healthcare and Rehab Center
  • Nottingham Village
  • The Manor at Penn Village
  • Rolling Hills Health and Rehabilitation
  • Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village
  • Manor Care - Sunbury

Nearly 80 specially trained volunteers provide support to our patients and families both at home and in the nursing home, including visitation, pet and music support, and bereavement care.

Our Team             

Hospice of Evangelical care is provided by a team who work together to evaluate and coordinate the patient’s care:

  • Patient and their family or caregivers
  • Hospice Coordinator
  • Hospice Medical Director
  • Patient’s Physician
  • Nurses
  • Social Worker
  • Hospice Chaplain
  • Hospice Aides
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Therapists
  • Volunteers
  • Volunteer Liaison

Volunteer Opportunities             

Hospice Care is about living each day to the fullest. As a volunteer with Hospice of Evangelical, you will be an integral part of our hospice team. Our volunteers are privileged to share in a unique and intimate way with patients and their families during their end-of-life care.

In Home Volunteers

  • Respite for caregiver(s) *Maximum time in a patient’s home is 4 hours per visit*
  • Visiting, active listening, and companionship
  • Shopping and running errands
  • Assist with meal preparation or take meals to patients
  • Light housekeeping/laundry/yard work
  • Assist with activities: photo albums, scrapbooking, letter writing

Skilled Nursing Facility Volunteers

  • Provide companionship
  • Take patients for a ride in a wheelchair or go for a walk
  • Share music or other talents
  • Read to or with the patients
  • Vigil Volunteer: sitting and advocating for an actively dying patient in a Skilled Nursing Facility

Music Support/Pet Therapy

  • Pet Therapy animals must be registered with an established pet therapy organization as listed by the American Kennel Club.  


Looking for a volunteer opportunity without direct patient contact?

Hospice of Evangelical volunteers have a variety of ways to provide support without having direct patient contact.

Bereavement Support

  • Making phone calls/mailings to check in on families (follow-up contact for 13 months)
  • Sending cards and office mailings

Office Support

  • Tuck-In calls
  • Mailings/Sending Cards
  • Admission packets/filing/making copies

Health Fairs
Represent Hospice of Evangelical at local events to aid in recruitment of hospice volunteers and educate our community about hospice services.

Public Speaking
Join specially trained volunteers who represent Hospice of Evangelical by presenting information to organizations and civic groups to educate our community about hospice services.

If you are interested in becoming part of our volunteer team or would like additional information, please contact the Hospice of Evangelical Volunteer Liaison at 570-522-2550 or fill out a volunteer application. 

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Download Hospice Volunteer Application (PDF)
PDF applications can be emailed to [email protected] or printed and mailed to 
Hospice of Evangelical
Volunteer Liaison
One Hospital Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Support Hospice of Evangelical

If you would like to support our hospice program, give a gift in memory of a loved one, or honor a special caregiver, please click here to learn about charitable gift options.

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