Volunteers play a vital role in the care Lumina provides by sharing their helping hands, listening ears, and warm hearts. From sitting vigil with the actively dying or providing respite care to relieve an exhausted caregiver, to sewing patriotic quilts for our Veteran patients or providing administrative support at our Community Resource Center, our volunteers make a difference every day by providing compassionate and practical help.
We simply could not deliver our mission of providing compassionate care and support to those facing end of life without our amazing volunteers—all 100 of them!
Lumina volunteers complete an extensive training program to prepare them for whatever type of volunteering they choose and receive ongoing support from our Volunteer Coordinator.
Care & Companionship
Lumina volunteers share their kindness with our patients in so many ways—providing companionship, offering respite for family members, assisting with pet care or providing pet therapy, sitting vigil with a dying patient, and more.
Art & Music
There are a variety of ways that our volunteers share their artistic talents and gifts. Playing music at a patient’s bedside, crocheting lap blankets, sewing memory bears out of a loved one’s clothing, or recording a patient’s life story are just some of the many creative ways volunteers make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.
Support Lumina by helping with important administrative work like preparing mailings, data entry, grant writing, staffing a table at community events, and other assignments. Volunteers provide important administrative support to Lumina’s operations.
Lumina is a proud partner of the “We Honor Veterans” program serving the unique needs of Veterans as they approach end of life through respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment of their service. Veteran volunteers play an important role in serving the end-of-life needs of our Veteran patients.
“I have many memorable experiences of connecting with patients, families, other volunteers and Lumina staff. Through these interactions I have witnessed courage, strength and humor and have gained a deeper understanding of dignity, grace and compassion.”Chris Beeton, Lumina Volunteer
“Volunteering for Lumina helps me to fulfill the need to ‘give back’ to an organization that provided my mother, other family members and some friends with the ability to spend their final days among their loved ones receiving excellent comfort care executed with true compassion. As a Respite Care Volunteer, I always tell others that I have learned more about ‘living’ than ‘dying.”Suzanne Cutsforth, Lumina Volunteer