formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care


Volunteer Training

  • "Our family would like to thank everyone involved in my husband's care. You helped us to fulfill his final wish and make his final journey from home. You are all amazing and special; you took great care of him as well as his family."

  • "Your caring staff is so valuable to families during critical times. Your support is very comforting and appreciated. We are truly grateful."

  • "We were blessed with the loving care you gave our Dad. The nurse was great and treated him like he was part of her family. We are forever grateful for all of you. Thank you."

  • "To the Hospice folks, words cannot express our thanks and appreciation for your tender touch and loving professionalism during our Dad's illness. We will always remember our nurse's expert skills and abilities as well as her personal touch. "

  • "We want to thank everyone who cared for our Mother. Everyone was so nice and caring and went over and beyond what we could have hoped for. Thank you all."

Thank you for considering becoming a volunteer at CareFirst!

The length of the training program for volunteers is variable depending on individual interest and ability, but all volunteers will receive information on the following topics:

  • Hospice Philosophy and History
  • CareFirst Team
  • Ethics
  • Infection Control
  • Influenza
  • Fire Safety 
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Communication
  • Family
  • Grief Services
  • Psycho Social
  • Role of the Volunteer
  • SNF
  • HIV
  • Emergency/ Disaster Management

For further information, please call our Volunteer Manager at 607.962.4100 ext. 176 or send us an email.

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Tonight members of our team attended a fundraising dinner for Bampa's House - Corning Comfort Care, Inc.! What a fun event celebrating life!

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We might be biased, yet we think our team of doctors, nurses, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, volunteers, and administration are pretty special!

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