Friendly Visitor- Racine, Kenosha, or Walworth Counties


(43.07451,-88.275314)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Various locations - Racine, Kenosha or Walworth CoRacine, Kenosha, Walworth Co, WI 53072

About

Compassus Hospice and Paliative Care Companion Volunteers help to personalize, support and enhance the quality of our patients' lives by bringing the gift of friendship to our patients through regular visits. These volunteers offer...

  • Companionship by just being there for the patient and offering to read, play music or a game, sharing stories & memories, taking a walk, or providing assistance with non-medical tasks. There are also times to simply sit quietly with a patient (or family member) to let them know that they are not alone.
  • Emotional Support to patients and families by listening & sharing experiences, allowing the expression of feelings, holding a hand, giving a needed hug, and offering words of comfort.

Volunteer hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability and duties are assigned based on your abilities and comfort level.

Our Companion Volunteers receive training regarding the philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer and other staff members, as well as, helpful skills in caring for and communicating with hospice patients and their families.

Benefits:

Helping folks in need.

Practicing soft, social skills like empathy, compassion, and conversation.

Requirements:

Interview, Orientation, Background Check, TB Test, Drug Test

Benefits:

Flexible times and locations! We try to place our volunteers within a 15 minute drive of their homes, school, or work. This opportunity looks great on a resume and allows you to build and practice soft, social skills such as active listening, empathy, and conversation.

Skills

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Pottery
  • Animal Therapy
  • Music Arts
  • Sewing
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most volunteers spend about one hour per week.
  • TB test also required.  

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