Volunteers conduct various activities in and around the Acadiana area in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior centers and sometimes in homes.
These activites are scheduled weekly or monthly:
Arts & Crafts
Visiting Patients-Companionship visits
And so much more!
Office Volunteer includes Answering phones, data entry, filing, or assisting with relaying messages to our team in the field are just a few of the responsibilities of an office volunteer. They help ensure efficient processing of paperwork and the overall smooth operation of the office. Indirect Patient Care Volunteer involves assisting our team in the care of our patients. A volunteer would mainly work out of our main office and do a variety of tasks. Sending birthday or sympathy cards, bereavement letters, mail outs, phone calls and tuck in calls.
Direct Patient Care Volunteer involves a volunteer working directly with one of our patients and families. There are several ways this can happen along with simply showing up regularly and visiting with our patients and providing relational, social, and emotional support.
Respite Volunteers provide relief to the caregiver, if only for a short while, allowing them to tend to their own needs. The volunteer becomes a companion to the patient, quietly sitting and holding a hand, reading, etc.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About St. Joseph Hospice
923 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70506, US
The Carpenter Health Network will joyfully provide optimal patient care seamlessly across service lines to ensure spiritual, emotional, and physical healing wherever possible while always respecting life, fostering dignity, and preserving quality of life. Hospice is based on the belief that with sensitive, appropriate care and with the support of a caring community, terminally ill patients and their families can prepare to face the inevitable challenges ahead. That’s why every hospice aide, volunteer and every staff member must recognize that family and hospice go hand in caring hand. Hospice supports over 1.56 million Americans, and their families and caregivers, each year.
Volunteers make a difference to patients and their families, the staff of hospice agencies, their communities and to one another. Volunteers are a vital part of the St. Joseph Hospice team approach to caring for those entrusted to us. Hospice volunteers have important roles, which may include family care, nursing home visits, working at a health fair, or helping with an agency project. Each person brings a unique mix of talent and interests to the hospice experience and each volunteer is needed and appreciated by everyone in the hospice community. Volunteers attend online training where they learn the hospice philosophy, the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of death and dying.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
923 West Pinhook RoadLafayette, LA70506
May 17, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
There is no specific time commitment.
Volunteer must be 16yrs.old (for Administrative) and 18 yrs old (for patient-care). Ongoing training