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Honoring Veterans who have fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy

Volunteer Services

Make a Difference in Someone’s Life...

Homestead Hospice provides comfort care to patients who are on life's most important journey. Our volunteer programs make a difference in the lives of individuals and families. If you have free time and would like to volunteer, please visit Together, we can assist patients and families and make a bigger difference in their lives. 

We Honor Veterans Program

At Homestead Hospice we are committed to those who have served the country as a member of the armed forces. We have several programs that provide special honor and praise to veterans for their time and dedication. Homestead is proud to offer We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) that is run in collaboration with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA).


Veteran-to-Veteran Healing

The Veteran-to-Veteran program pairs a Homestead’s veteran volunteer with a hospice patient who has been identified as a veteran. Once the veterans are paired together, they will have the unique opportunity to connect and share their stories. The friendship created between both veterans has proven to be supportive for all involved.


Three-Point Tribute to Veterans

  1. Pinning Ceremony
    A volunteer veteran pins a veteran in hospice for their service with a lapel pin that reads, "We thank you for your service."
  2. Certificate of Service
    A Homestead volunteer presents a certificate that notes the hospice veteran’s name, rank and branch of service. The certificate is matted and framed and signed by staff to show appreciation of the service given to our country.
  3. Quilts of Valor
    Through a partnership with Quilts of Valor Foundation a Homestead volunteer presents a quilt to combat veterans as an additional measure of comfort. The Quilts of Valor provides the veterans with a three-part message: honor, appreciation, and comfort. It thanks them for their service and the willingness to leave all that they hold dear to stand in harm’s way.
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