By Your Side Volunteers: A Final Gift


CATEGORY: Volunteers

Hospice of the Western Reserve invites compassionate individuals to participate in our By Your Side program, to be there when patients and their families need us the most.

Volunteers in our program make every effort to be with patients as they approach the end of life if their loved ones cannot be present or if the family would like additional support. There is no script, no magic words to say…just your presence makes all of the difference.

A set number of volunteer education hours must be completed to enroll in the program. Classes are offered regularly throughout the service area at various times. View class offerings and volunteer applications at

We Can Help

Speak with the referral team by contacting us seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Any first visit and admission can be made the first day.

Northern Ohio's Hospice of Choice

More than 1,000 Hospice of the Western Reserve employees and 3,000 volunteers live and work side-by-side in the same neighborhoods with our patients and families. We are privileged to have cared for more than 100,000 Northern Ohioans since our inception.