Bring a Smile to a Hospice Patient!


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Burbank and surrounding areasBurbank, IL 60459


About

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for special individuals who live in oak Lawn, Burbank and surrounding communities, to join our growing team of superstar volunteers!

Our volunteer program is dedicated to providing quality care to our patients and families. This includes special programs, and helpful tools to provide comfort to those under Heartland’s care. 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

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.

Vigil Volunteers

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.

Special Programs:

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:

  • Training
  • TB testing

Please include your phone number with your contact info. Some emails go unread due to being sent to spam folder.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months
  • Criminal background check, health screening, TB screening
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