Bring a Smile to a Hospice Patient!
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
41 people are interested
Our volunteer program is dedicated to providing quality care to our patients and families. Below is a list of -volunteer opportunities. Days & times are very flexible and we work with the volunteers schedule. Volunteers usually commit to a minimum of 6 months of volunteering with 2 hours per month minimum. Please give me a call to set up an interview. We require all of our volunteers to complete an interview, fill out an application, provide us with three references, pass a criminal background check, TB test, and complete our volunteer training. You may reach me at 815-469-7100. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Volunteer Opportunities Available:
Companion volunteers bring the gift of friendship to our patients. They enhance quality of life through regular visits by offering support, companionship and assistance with non-medical tasks to ensure that patients spend their final days in dignity and comfort.
The role of the vigil volunteer is to be with patients, in their last hours of living, who would otherwise be alone. While they do not assist with direct patient care or transport family members, vigil volunteers provide support to the family at the patient’s bedside.
Vets for Vets Volunteers
Similar to the companion volunteer role, our veteran volunteers are matched with a veteran patient who may have a similar background. These volunteers receive specific training focused on a veteran’s needs.
Pet Visitor Volunteers
This opportunity allows you to share your pet’s unconditional love with hospice patients! Pet visitor volunteers draw on the bond between animals and humans in order to help improve daily function and enhance quality of life for patients.
Night out Volunteers
Volunteers provide caretakers with a much needed break for them to go out for a dinner and a movie with their family or friends. Heartland recognizes that these simple but meaningful activities can make a true difference in someone’s life.
Chore Based Volunteers
Perfect for students 16-18 that need to complete community service hours for graduation. Volunteers will assist in yard work, shovel snow, and other outdoor chores.
Handmade Gifts of Comfort
Gifts for our patients, made by our talented group of craft volunteers, include:
- Crocheted/knitted blankets and slippers
- Handmade cards
- Decorative/seasonal items to brighten a patient’s personal space
- Activity Blankets for Alzheimer’s & Dementia patients
- Chair totes
Volunteers will receive:
- TB testing
Please include your phone number with your contact info. Some emails go unread due to being sent to spam folder.
About Heartland Hospice
20960 S. Frankfort Square Rd., Suite C, Frankfort, IL 60423, US
The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as, support to thier caregivers. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers. Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team utlilizing an approach to the care delivered to patients either in their own home or extended care facility; working cooperatively with area health care providers and other community resources. Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay. We help to bring dignity and honor to a dying patient and we aim to comfort the family throughout the dying process.
We are made up of a dedicated team that focuses on enhancing the quality of life by providing comfort care as well as spiritual, social and emotional support to patients in the final phase of a terminal illness. Our program stresses human values that go beyond the physical needs of the patient and we strive to ensure that our patients spend their final days in dignity and comfort.
We depend on our volunteers to help us give the full circle of care that our patients and their families need during this challenging time.
Mandated background check, TB test, extensive volunteer orientation and training given. New volunteer orientation is offered continuously throughout the year. Please call Belinda O'Brien @ 815-469-7100.
We'll work with your schedule.
20960 S. Frankfort Square Rd.Suite CVolunteer Coordinator: Belinda O'BrienFrankfort Square, IL 60423
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Bereavement Support
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 6 month +
- Criminal background check, health screening, TB screening