During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Share your friendship with patients or family members at a nursing home or private home close to you. Volunteer training and Hospice Core training is required and provided. Patient companions are not expected to provide personal care to patients but be a friendly visitor with great listening skills. Volunteers may read to patients, play board games, play soothing music or provide soothing touch. Social visit times are flexible and at a location near you. Grace Hospice serves a radius of 50 miles from our Tulsa office including Bartlesville! On average volunteers visits their assigned patient 1-4 times a month for an hour each, but any time helps!
Other volunteer opportunities
Caregiver relief: Sit with the patient up to 4 hours to provide respite for the Caregiver. Volunteers do not provide personal care to patients but are a watchful eye over the patient while their Caregiver goes grocery shopping, has a Dr. appointment, etc.
BEST (Bedside Emotional Support Team): This group of volunteers provide a loving, caring and peaceful atmosphere when a patient and family requires additional emotional support or when actively dying. Volunteers receive specialized training and may sit at the patient’s bedside for shifts lasting up to 4 hours.
Administrative Assistant: Help with various administrative duties at our Grace Hospice office. e.g sorting, copying, laminating, copying, scanning.
Music Therapists: Play soothing instruments to patients and families in care facilities.
Beautician: Provide simple haircuts and nail care to hospice patients.
Pet Therapist: Share the love of your licensed therapy pet with hospice patients and family members.
Event Assistant: Assist staff during events affiliated with Grace Hospice.
Craft specialists: Sew, crochet or knit a variety of needed crafts like Adult bibs, lap blankets, shawls, slippers, etc.
The Volunteer Program
Because everyone has unique talents and skills, volunteer tasks are assigned based on what you enjoy doing. Most volunteer opportunities are flexible in time. Volunteer training and educational volunteer in-services are being provided by Grace Hospice throughout the year.
What is hospice? Hospice is a specialized type of care designed to provide support to those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. Hospice care addressed the patient's physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. The goal is to raise the patient's quality of life in a humane and compassionate way to they may live each day pain-free, with as much comfort and dignity as possible.
Grace Hospice: We are a locally owned community of dedicated professionals committed to providing an all-encompassing approach to end of life care. The hospice team supports patients and their families through the work of physicians, nurses, nurse aids, social workers, chaplains, bereavement specialists and volunteers. We serve a radius of 50 miles from our Tulsa office and need volunteers in all surrounding communities.
PO Box 33234, Tulsa, OK 74153, US
The Grace Hospice mission is to provide compassionate hospice health care services in a professional and ethic manner, earning the complete trust, confidence, and respect of our patients, their families and the communities we serve.
As a locally owned and operated hospice agency, we serve a 50-mile radius from our office in Tulsa and we live in the areas we serve. We are your neighbors. We have a unique knowledge and understanding of the local support and service agencies available to assist you because we live where you live. A surprising number of people on our service are our own friends and family because they know they will receive the best care at Grace Hospice.
We'll work with your schedule.
6218 S. Lewis AveTulsaTulsa, OK 74136
November 5, 2019