Become a Volunteer
We’d love to make you a part of our family.
Are you a compassionate person who wants to brighten the lives of others?
You can make a difference by providing comfort to someone who is in need of compassionate care. Our volunteers offer caregivers companionship, a chance to rest or a helping hand with errands.
Learn more about our volunteer program.
YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Becoming a hospice volunteer can be one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have in life. We need volunteers who are ready to serve our metro Atlanta area patients with compassion.
We have a variety of opportunities available.
Apply today to volunteer with Symponia Hospice!
Who is Eligible for Hospice Benefits?Hospice is for people who have a life-limiting illness, such as cancer or advanced heart, lung or kidney disease. Hospice is also for life-limiting conditions, including neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease). Hospice comfort care measures are especially beneficial to minimize symptoms that may be affecting quality of life, such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea, constipation, depression, anxiety or insomnia.
How Do I Arrange for Hospice Care Benefits?Ask your doctor or call us at 770-456-5701. We can meet with you wherever you are to discuss our hospice program.
What Does the Hospice Care Admission Process Involve?A Symponia Hospice representative will contact you to discuss our hospice program and help you determine your eligibility. We will also contact your physician to discuss your decisions and obtain your medical records. We'll also need you to sign our medical treatment forms.
Who Pays for Hospice?Medicare covers hospice care at 100%. Medicaid and many private insurance companies may also cover hospice. We will work with you on an individual basis to help pay for hospice benefits.
Can I Keep My Personal Physician if I Chose Hospice Care?Yes. You may keep your personal physician while you are under hospice care. In fact, we encourage this ongoing doctor-patient relationship.
What if I Can't Speak English, But I’m in Need of Hospice Care?"If you need a language interpreter, we can provide one for you.
Does Hospice Provide Any Help to the Family After a Patient Dies?Yes. Symponia Hospice provides continuing contact and support for caregivers and families for up to 13 months following the death of a loved one.
Each moment in life matters, and to those you volunteer to serve, those moments may matter the most.