Hospice Seeks Teen Volunteers-- A Meaningful Way to Earn Service Hours for School


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When

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

Where

1730 South Reynolds RoadToledo, OH 43614


About

Are you requried to have service hours to graduate from high school? Are you looking for a meaningful way to serve? Become a Senior Independence Hospice Teen Volunteer!

Hospice is a special kind of caring. Hospice care is patient and family centered and seeks to provide support and comfort to those facing a life limiting illness. As a teenage volunteer, you can play a large role in our efforts by sharing and developing skills and interests in a manner that enriches the quality of life for those you serve.

Medicare also recognizes the importance of volunteers in the delivery of hospice care. Medicare requires that hospices utilize volunteers from their local community to augment the care the hospice agency provides. Nationally, over 100,000 people serve as hospice volunteers and give millions of hours of their time to serve terminally ill patients and their families.

How you can help?

Hospice Teen Volunteers help patients and families in a variety of ways including some of the following:

  • Companionship, listening, reading to patients
  • Spiritual support
  • Errands, yard work, organization
  • Creating memories (scrapbooks, audio/visual tapes, etc.)

Hospice Teen Volunteers can also provide the agency with clerical support in a variety of ways including:

  • Internet research projects
  • Answering the phones
  • Photocopying/and filing
  • Assembling information packets
  • Assisting with mailings
  • Making support telephone calls to patients and families

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • TB test, drug screening (paid by Senior Indep.)
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