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.
You know how good a trip to the salon makes you feel. Our patients and their primary caregivers miss that feeling.
Hairdressers and barbers can give something back by volunteering their time and skills to terminally ill patients. A haircut and or a shampoo can do so much to boost the spirit of someone who is bedbound or chair bound. Many hospice patients are too ill to get out for a haircut. Often their spouse or other caregiver cannot leave the patient alone to go get their own hair cut.
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 hold a current cosmetology license and want to bring a smile to a homebound patient, we have the opportunity for you.
If you are interested in becoming a 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.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 year
- drug screening