Youth For Hospice

Youth for Hospice (YFH) was founded in 2008 by 12 sophomores at Clarkstown North High School in New City. The legacy they left behind continues to grow and the current membership of Youth for Hospice is comprised of boys and girls, freshmen to seniors, and has expanded to several other area high schools.

There are currently six YFH chapters from the following Rockland County High Schools: Clarkstown North, Clarkstown South, Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, and Tappan Zee.

Youth for Hospice members may meet independently with their high school chapter and UHR will host Youth for Hospice meetings for all participating high school chapters at mutually scheduled times when needed during the school year. These meetings will facilitate the coordination of community service projects, fundraising events, volunteering in the UHR office and at UHR special events. All of us at United Hospice of Rockland are so grateful to have this energetic and committed group of high school students working with us, and we are always looking to recruit more YFH members!

Mission

United Hospice of Rockland's Youth for Hospice is a youth volunteer group coordinated by local high school students whose mission is to educate Rockland County youths about Hospice and provide students with community service hours all while giving back to their community. Students can also create fundraising events that benefit UHR, they can volunteer in the office and at UHR special events. 

Vision

Youth for Hospice members want to share their enthusiasm and community spirit about United Hospice of Rockland with the hope that it attracts more teen volunteers in the years to come.

For more information about becoming a YFH member or starting a chapter, please contact Maria Cortese, Marketing & Community Outreach Liaison at 845.634.4974, or email mcortese@hospiceofrockland.org 

Download YFH application here.  Click here for process of requesting community service hours.  Click here for letter to request community service hours.