Sitting Vigil - No one should die alone


(41.7463,-87.9246)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Throughout Chicagoland and Suburban areasburr ridge, IL 60527


About

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is currently looking for Volunteers also known as Vigil Volunteers to assist in supporting patients during their final hours of the actively dying stage. Our hope would be that "no one dies alone". Volunteers will help in creating peaceful surroundings, sharing in silence with patient and family. Offering a calm and peaceful presence, or possibly being an active listener if that is needed. You could play soft music or read something inspirational. It is also important to provide relief to caregivers or family members or to listen to family share stories about their loved one and lastly you can help the family say good-bye to their loved one. Specialized training and ongoing support are provided. You will need to attend our regular volunteer orientation class as well as specialized training for the Vigil Volunteer program, submit to a TB test and background check. This is a special program for special people. We'd love to hear from you about this opportunity. Patients will be within your local community.

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
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