Volunteers are at the heart of hospice and play a vital role in the total care of the patient. There are many ways to use your talents in lending a hand to those in need at the end of life.
St. Joseph’s Hospice is looking for compassionate artists to visit with and assist patients with art projects. Art Therapy Volunteers are friendly visitors who provide companionship as well as an artistic outlet for our patients. Volunteers are placed one-on-one with patients or may work with a small group on art projects such as painting, drawing, jewelry-making, etc. Art therapy can be very relaxing and enjoyable for someone in the end stage of life. Having the opportunity to create something brings a sense of value to our patients who may not always feel they have much to contribute anymore.
St. Joseph’s Hospice provides care wherever a patient calls home, so volunteers serve at residences, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. We ask that volunteers make a one year commitment to St. Joseph’s Hospice and meet all the training requirements before being placed with a patient. A hospice volunteer must demonstrate maturity and compassion.
If you are interested in becoming an Art Therapy Volunteer, please contact Charity Eilerman at St. Joseph’s Hospice, (614) 456-0070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are encouraged to wait at least one year following the death of an immediate family member before volunteering.
- Hospice Care
- Mental Health
- Visual Arts
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 year
- drug screening