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NCHPP Awards

Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice 

The 2014 Call for Nominations has closed.

Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice honors hospice volunteers who reflect the universal concept of volunteerism in its truest sense – serving as inspiration to others.

The award recognizes volunteers for their service in the following categories:

  • Patient/Family Service, for volunteers working directly with patients, their families, and friends
  • Organizational Support, for volunteers whose work includes fundraising, board service, and/or administrative support
  • Specialized Volunteer Service, for volunteers who have supported hospice patients and families though a specialized volunteer program such as We Honor Veterans, pediatric care, pet therapy, bereavement support, spiritual support, massage and other complimentary therapies, etc.
  • Young Leader, for high school and college students whose volunteer contributions have made a significant impact on the hospice.  Nominees for this category must be between the ages of 14 and 22.

Read about the 2013 Volunteer Honorees

Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice is a collaboration between the National Council for Hospice and Palliative Professionals and the National Hospice Foundation.

Honorees 1994 to 2013

Advancing End-of-Life Care Access Award 

The Advancing End-of-Life Care Access Award recognizes provider initiatives that have significantly increased the type, scope, or range of services offered to and used by a traditionally underserved population.