Hospice Maui volunteers are the heart of our circle of compassionate care.
— Sara Sparling, Volunteer Coordinator

Our volunteers are an integral part of all that we do. Our volunteers serve with their hearts. There are many ways volunteers support Hospice Maui:

  • Companionship and caregiving to patients

  • Respite for those giving care

  • Fundraising events

  • Administrative work

  • Community outreach

  • Facilities and equipment maintenance

  • Serving on Hospice Maui’s Board of Directors and/or Advisory Committees


Volunteer Training 2018 

Patient Care Volunteers

Patient care volunteers provide compassion and companionship to patients, and often are able to give family members a much needed break. Volunteers may sit with patients and talk story, help feed them, listen to music, or just be present for the patient while the family is on an errand. Some Volunteers also offer Pet Therapy, Music Therapy, offer light massage, help with household errands, and well as other things that support the patient and family.

Patient care volunteers receive 30+ hours of intensive training. For more information, please fill out the Volunteer Training Application down below on this page. You can also call our Volunteer Coordinator, Sara Sparling at 808-244-5555 or email her at: ssparling@hospicemaui.org.

Our next volunteer training is Fall 2020, dates tba

Hospice Maui Hale Volunteer

Volunteers are currently needed for both regular and “on call” food deliveries. Pick up meals at Hale Makua in Kahului and deliver to Hospice Maui Hale (Hale Makua is less than 2 miles away from Hospice Maui).

We have some beautiful gardens growing in and around the new Hale. We always need help pulling weeds. We have a few tools, if you have your own to bring that’s even better. Kids are welcome with adult supervision.

Administrative Support Volunteers

In our office, we need administrative support with photo copying, preparing mailings, folder assembly, making lavender boxes, and other projects. We would love a few volunteers who can commit to a regular schedule, but we are very grateful for any help!

Event Volunteers

We need help with events that we host, like ‘Being Mortal – the film screening and discussion’, Memorial Day Celebration, and the Dine Out for Hospice Maui fundraiser, as well as with community events. Volunteers help share information about Hospice Maui with participants, help with set up and breakdown, distribute fliers and engage with community members.


The most precious aspect of being a Hospice Maui volunteer for me is that it connects me to the Maui community in a broader and deeper way than I could ever have imagined. It is a profound time to enter into people’s lives in service and very humbling to witness the grace and love.
— Darcy Davis, Volunteer