Help Heal Language Barriers- Become a volunteer today!


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1801 McCormick DriveSuite 180Largo, MD 20774


About

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia. Capital Caring is one of the leading and largest hospice care providers in the country and we continue to remain one of the best. In order to provide world-class care and support to our patients and their families, Capital Caring is always on the lookout for dedicated, compassionate volunteers to join our dynamic Volunteer Team. Although we have many different volunteer positions available with Capital Caring, we are currently recruiting volunteers who are bilingual in Spanish/English in order to better serve our Hispanic patients and their families in the Prince George’s County area. Having a core of caring interpreters on our volunteer team ensures that all of our patients receive the upmost quality care regardless of their predominant language, as the majority of our staff speaks English only. Our volunteer interpreters accompany our interdisciplinary team members on patient visits to provide accurate and complete translations between our professional staff, our patients, and their family members, as well as provide one-on-one socialization and companionship visits to our Hispanic patients in need of additional support. Our objective during group visits is to ensure that the questions and concerns of our Hispanic patients and their family are answered by our staff and are accurately translated by our volunteers, reducing the chance of miscommunication and fostering a mutual understanding between all parties. Our overarching goal is to improve the quality of care that we offer to our patients and their families, priding ourselves with a Volunteer Patient Care Team that provides meaningful patient-volunteer interactions on a consistent basis. On average, our Volunteer Interpreters commit to visiting our patients between 4-6 hours/month, depending on the needs of our Hispanic patients in both the residential and long-term care facility setting. A great deal of satisfaction comes from contributing to the well-being of others. Hospice Volunteers are one of the few who can make a true difference in someone’s life by offering a small portion of their time, energy, and skills. Our volunteers are given the opportunity to apply their talents and expertise in fields different from their usual work, and for some, volunteering may lead to a career change. Capital Caring is grateful for the support volunteers provide to our hospice patients and their families throughout this difficult time. Among many other benefits and opportunities, we provide our patient care volunteers with hospice, palliative care, and end-of-life education, patient care trainings, and continuous opportunities for educational in-services. All of our patient care volunteers receive mileage reimbursement of .50 cents/mile (with no maximums!), accidental insurance coverage, and liability insurance coverage. If you are interested in learning more about this rewarding opportunity to become one of our trained hospice volunteers, please contact our Volunteer Services Coordinator, Shantal L. Williams, at (301)808-5668 or through email at swilliams1@capitalcaring.org. In addition, please feel free to visit our website at www.capitalcaring.org /volunteers so you can learn more about our organization and offered services, our dynamic Volunteer Department, and our wide-range of volunteer opportunities. Apply today to become a Capital Caring Volunteer! "You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life." -Dame Cicely Saunders "It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Skills

  • Bilingual

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 hrs/month

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