Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is looking for dedicated and compassionate Vigil Volunteers to be with patients and families during the dying process. A Vigil Volunteer is a presence, compassionate listener, bringer of rituals, still and quiet. They are an invited guest into a most sacred and personal transition. They understand that this transition is physical and spiritual and that each situation or vigil is unique. Vigil Volunteers go to patients when the time of death is near. Their primary concern is the comfort of the patient.
Vigil Volunteers are a highly valued and vital part of our organization. You can use your gifts to impact someone in their last stage of life in many ways, and we will make sure you are well-trained, equipped, and supported.
Vigil Volunteers will typically work in the background, nurturing as needed. The dying patient may or may not know the Vigil Volunteer is there...and yet...there she is...a constant observer, someone to comfort, to calm and to care. "Fixers" and "Do-ers" will struggle with Vigil as so much of it is simply "Being". Vigil Volunteering is a beautiful experience. You don’t have to do or be anything special... just be there. Embrace your compassionate self and know that this is always our patient’s journey into death, but it is also your journey in experience.
Serving patients and families in Barrow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, Dekalb, Forsyth, North Fulton, Gwinnett and Hall counties.
For more information contact Sabrina Samuel at (404) 250-4950 or SaSamuel @seasons.org
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- normally 3-4 hour spans of time