Volunteer Opportunities in Boulder & Beyond
TRU Community Care provides hospice services, home health, and grief support for patients and families in our services area including Adams, Boulder, Jefferson, southwest Weld counties. TRU Community Care encompasses a continuum of care for those with advanced illness. Contact TRU Community Care at (303) 442-0961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you.
Acupuncture. Certified acupuncture practitioners offer treatments at the TRU Hospice Care Center in Boulder, CO, and in patients’ homes to calm, alleviate pain, and encourage sleep.
Administrative. Assist staff with mailings, data entry, and special projects at our various offices, such as in Lafayette, CO.
Adult Grief Group Facilitators. Co-facilitate grief groups to help adults cope with grief. Previous group facilitation experience preferred.
Aromatherapy. Volunteers are trained to incorporate essential oils into therapies or diffuse them into the air to manage symptoms.
Bereavement. Bereavement volunteers support family members by offering a listening ear and comforting presence for up to 13 months after the loss of a loved one.
Comfort Touch. Volunteers receive training in Comfort Touch which is a deeply relaxing and nurturing form of acupressure. It is safe, appropriate, and effective as a complementary therapy for hospice patients and their families.
Craniosacral Therapy. Craniosacral therapists are utilized to apply light touch to the head, neck, spine, feet and joints to promote deep relaxation and reduce anxiety and depression.
Education/Outreach. Volunteers make presentations and host booths at community events on behalf of TRU Community Care in Boulder County and beyond.
Hair Stylists/Barbers. We encourage licensed hairstylists and barbers to consider sharing their time and talents to pamper patients in their homes.
Healing Circles Group Facilitators. Work with licensed staff counselors to help children, teens, and their families cope with grief.
Home Repair/Maintenance. Volunteers provide minor home repairs, including safety grab bar installation, leaky faucet repair, building and installation of basic wheelchair ramps, and many other household jobs. The patient and family are responsible for purchasing the materials, but the service is free of charge.
Massage Therapy. Registered therapists and interns give gentle massages on a voluntary basis to patients and family members.
Music. Talented musicians are invited to offer soothing music tailored to patients’ preferences. Volunteers help by identifying favorite music to stimulate memories and conversation.
Patient Care. Volunteers offer companionship to patients, run errands, complete chores, and provide respite so family members can take care of other responsibilities or simply relax.
Pet Companion. Trained volunteers visit patients with their pet therapy-certified companions.
Special Events. Have fun while fundraising at various events throughout the year to support patient care grief services and our Care Center among other programs. Contact our Philanthropic Services Department at 303.604.5389 for more information.
Thrift Shop. Volunteers at TRU Hospice Thrift Shop in Boulder, CO, sort and price merchandise, organize and display items, cashier, greet customers, and pick up donations in the community.
Veteran-to-Veteran. TRU Heroes, a special end-of life care program tailored to the specific needs of veterans and their families, is enlisting volunteers with military backgrounds to assist terminally ill veterans. With a common bond of military service, veterans share unique experiences that enable them to understand issues and memories that often surface and sometimes intensify at the end of life.