Two things. We aren’t getting as many family volunteers as we used to. We still have so many volunteers–but fewer of them came from having a family member who died in our hospice. We’ve heard that from other hospices, too, but I don’t know what it means. The other thing is that all the new regulations make it harder for volunteers. They used to be able to drive people, sometimes feed patients. Now they can’t do those things.
Volunteer Resources Coordinator
Pathways Hospice Foundation