Hospice Community Care is in need of Vigil Volunteers. Vigil Volunteers are an integral component of the overall care offered to Hospice Community Care's terminally ill patients.
The mission of Hospice Community Care is to provide dignified end-of-life care and quality services that allow our patients and their families and/or significant others to live richly, deeply and meaningfully for as long as it may last, and to die with dignity in the setting of their choice.
As a Vigil Volunteer with Hospice Community Care you will assist us in fulfilling hospice philosophy which says that no one dies alone. Vigil Volunteers will sit with patients who are actively dying and either have no family to be with them as they die or the family is en route to be at the patient's bedside.
While all volunteers with Hospice Community Care receive training, Vigil Volunteers receive additional training regarding death and dying and assisting patients who are actively dying. Vigil Volunteers, as all volunteers with Hospice Community Care, must undergo a background check and TB testing.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is retired from the medical field or students who want to attend medical or nursing school, however, volunteers with other backgrounds and experience will be gratefully accepted.
If the thought of being a Vigil Volunteer with Hospice Community Care is appealing to you, please call Cynthia Vereen, Volunteer Coordinator at 1-800-409-9094 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- People Skills
- Bereavement Support
- Hospice Care
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Vigil Volunteers are on call - we are flexible!
- Must not have experienced a personal loss within the past 13 months.