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Hospice Volunteering, Find Your Passion?

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ORGANIZATION: Dignity Hospice of Colorado

  • 38 people are interested
Compassionate Hands

Seeking Hospice Volunteers: The COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted and we are in need of more volunteers to join our Dignity team. The volunteers have many opportunities to choose from; in-person visits, music, art, mailings, bereavement assistance, cards, 11th-hour visits, and office administration hours. At this time facilities are opening to volunteers with guidelines and always changing requirements. We are seeking volunteers who want to get involved and begin the training process.

Becoming a Hospice Volunteer is an amazing opportunity to share your time, talents, heart, and presence with people and their families facing end-of-life issues. Hospice Volunteers are needed to provide non-medical supportive services such as companionship visits, engage in life-review, read, play music, watch TV/movies, alternative healing therapies, respite-care, compassionate presence, veteran to veteran connections, and bereavement support.

As a Volunteer, you are an integral member of the amazing hospice team and are provided with free comprehensive training so that you feel confident and comfortable providing your volunteer service. We value your time and want to provide opportunities for service that utilize your skills, gifts, and talents in a meaningful way. You will be supported each step of your journey with great appreciation!

To start the training process we do background checks, CPR is required, TB tests, and in the fall require the Flu shot. The COVID vaccine is also required by our company and facilities are requesting it to visit patients, some still rehave weekly COVID testing done. We do require computer knowlege as we write our visit notes in our medical EMR. Dignity has on-going continuing education required, mostly on line, and we do make it fun.

Opportunities are available in the Metro Denver area, Boulder, Longmont, Brighton, Windsor, and Ft. Collins. The Volunteer Coordinator will match you with hospice patients near your home or work so that it's convenient for you. Times and frequency of visits are flexible to meet your needs. Our Patients are all seniors mostly between the ages of 70-100. The Dignity Patients reside in Skilled Nursing, Assisted Senior Living Residences, and private homes.

Volunteers are the heart of hospice. Please reach out and let's get started.

www.dignityco.com

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About Dignity Hospice of Colorado

Location:

400 East 84th Ave. W-202, Thornton, CO 80229, US

Mission Statement

Dignity Hospice exists to provide symptom control and support for persons in the last phases of life so their remaining days are as joy-filled and comfortable as possible. Dignity Hospice recognizes dying as part of the normal process of living and focuses on comfort care to patients and their families. Dignity Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death. Dignity Hospice exists in the hope and belief that, through appropriate care and the support of a caring community sensitive to their needs, terminally ill patients and their families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them. Dignity Hospice offers palliative care to all terminally ill patients and support to those patients and their families without regard for diagnosis, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, race, creed, disability, age, place of residence or ability to pay.

Description

Hospice is a special way of caring for people who are in the final stages of life. Hospice affirms the belief that is is important to make every moment of life as fulfilling and meaningful as possible, from the first days of life-limiting illness, to the last.

At Dignity, we recognize that terminal illness can be an anxious and frightening experience for everyone involved. We will utilize our entire team to provide comfort and assistance to our patience and their loved ones. Preparation, information, and support can help bring peace of mind during this difficult time.

Volunteers are an essential and valuable part of the hospice care team and provide various therapies to patients and their families.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

400 East 84th Ave., W-202Thornton, CO 80229

(39.84775,-104.98323)
 

SKILLS

  • Music Therapy
  • People Skills
  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Relationship Building
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible - We work with your schedule! Volunteering is generally during the days, 7 days a week.
  • Application, background check, TB Test, Flu Shot, American Red Cross CPR Certification (provided as training), Online training, annual CE's for continuing education. COVID-19 vaccines are required. Masks in facilities are required.

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