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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

In your communityBolingbrook, IL 60440


About

Volunteer in your community and set your own schedule! JourneyCare is looking for volunteers to visit Bolingbrook area patients in their homes (private residences and/or senior living communities).

A Care Companion is simply a friend who visits (on a routine or occasional basis) with someone receiving hospice care. The provide companionship, emotional support, and, above all, offer a presence, an ear to listen to stories and an understanding smile. You do not provide hands on medical care--you're simply a friend because often our patients feel lonely and isolated!

Care Companions also provide respite support so tired, stressed caregivers can take a much-needed break. JourneyCare supports pediatric patients as well and also needs volunteers who can support those families, perhaps by spending time with the patient's siblings.

JourneyCare's service area includes 10 counties and many of our patients live in the Bolingbrook area. Please join us at one of our monthly volunteer orientations to learn more; this training will take place in Lombard and the surrounding area on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 11: Rush University- 710 S. Paulina St. Chicago IL
  • Saturday, October 14: Rockford - Northwest Administrative Office (483 N. Mulford Road)
  • Wednesday, October 18:Elgin - Elgin Township Building (729 S. McLean Blvd., Ste. 200)
  • Thursday, November 2: Glenview - Administrative Office (2050 Claire Court)
  • Wednesday, November 8: Mokena - South Suburban Office (9550 Bormet Drive, Suite 104)
  • Saturday, November 18:Chicago - Ada F. Addington CareCenter at Rush (710 S. Paulina Street)
  • Thursday, November 30: College of Lake County Nursing Students - See your professor for the correct date and time
  • Saturday, December 2: Lombard - Southwest Office (1 E. 22 nd Street, Suite 310)
  • Thursday, December 7: Barrington - Pepper Family Hospice CareCenter (405 Lake Zurich Road)

Each orientation covers the following: Hospice 101, Overview of JourneyCare, Our Services & How You Can Help, Customer Service, Patients' Rights/HIPAA, and Infection Control. You will also have an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of a panel of current JourneyCare Volunteers. And after the training we also require some online courses, which will help you to feel more prepared for this role.

Please fill out our volunteer application and register for this training here: http://journeycare.org/volunteer/apply-volunteer/

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours/week
  • Tuberculosis Test (2-step)

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