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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:

* Thursday, January 19: Chicago - Chicago State University

College of Pharmacy (9501 S. King Drive)

* Wednesday, January 25: Chicago - JourneyCare

Administrative Office (833 W. Chicago Ave., 3rd Floor)

* Thursday February 23: Mokena - JourneyCare's South

Suburban Office (9550 Bormet Drive, Suite 104)

* Saturday, March 11: Lombard - JourneyCare Administrative

Office (1 E. 22nd Street, Suite 310)

* Saturday April 8: Mokena - JourneyCare's South Suburban

Office (9550 Bormet Drive, Suite 104)

* Wednesday June 21: Mokena - JourneyCare's South Suburban

Office (9550 Bormet Drive, Suite 104)

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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