Hospice Volunteers are highly respected and valued members of the Peterson Hospice Team who generously give of themselves and their time. Each individual brings unique gifts to those they serve.  Peterson Hospice and Pathways Volunteers who provide direct patient care have experiences that are full of joy, meaning, hope, and sharing.  Others experience the satisfaction of assisting with office, educational, or other practical, non-medical services.  Peterson Thrift Store has volunteer opportunities which include sorting, merchandising and selling.  Volunteers are selected, supervised, and well supported by the volunteer manager.  Every volunteer must complete mandatory training.  If you have any questions, please call Rhonda Richter at (830) 258-7401 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteers who wish to provide direct service to hospice patients may:

  • Provide companionship and emotional support
  • Offer respite care, allowing a caregiver to take care of personal errands or simply rest
  • Help with patient correspondence
  • Run errands
  • Share in a game or card playing
  • Assist in preserving life stories
  • Play music and sing
  • Visit with a therapy animal
  • Visit with individuals enrolled in the Pathways Program (A service offered to the community members in time of need)  

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Help sort, price and display the donated articles in our thrift store.  The generous donations received through the thrift store assist in funding the needs of community hospice patients.
  • Arrange flowers each Tuesday for hospice patients. The patients truly look forward to their weekly flower visits.
  • Help in the office with computer and office work, answering phones and special projects
  • Help with events and education through the community outreach program
  • Help with the children's bereavement program, Bridging the Gap
  • Assist in the No One Dies Alone Program
  • Become a Pathways Volunteer

 If you have an interest in learning more about becoming a Peterson Hospice Volunteer, please contact Rhonda Richter at 830-258-7401.  If you would like to enroll in the next training session, please print and complete the Volunteer Application Form and e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail the completed form to:

Peterson Hospice
Attn: Rhonda Richter
1121 Broadway
Kerrville, TX  78028