The opportunity below is for an unpaid volunteer position with Bella Care Hospice.
Bella Care Hospice provides compassionate care to patients - and their families - during and after the final stage of their life. Volunteers serve an important purpose by giving their time.
Bella Care has an office in the Cleveland area that could benefit from a volunteer.
Volunteers are needed who are able to spend a minimum of 1 hour per week at our office.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age (16 or 17 years of age with parental consent), have their own transportation (and insurance, if appropriate), pass a background investigation (provided by Bella Care Hospice), and successfully complete volunteer orientation and training (also provided by Bella Care Hospice).
The ideal volunteer candidate will have good interpersonal communication skills and general knowledge for business office administration.
Volunteers must: be respectful of staff and other volunteers they interact with; complete their scheduled appointments or reschedule them promptly; document their time appropriately; follow Bella Care's policies and legal requirements.
Bella Care Hospice is required by Federal law to have a volunteer program for our patients. Volunteers may serve our patients indirectly by providing administrative support.
Volunteers provide bereavement support (mailings, telephone) for the chaplains and social workers. Hospice volunteers may earn community service credit for volunteering while others gain valuable experience and contacts in the health care industry.
About Bella Care Hospice/Cleveland/Ashtabula/ Akron/Hudson
Main Office, 5000 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131, US
The mission of Bella Care Hospice is to affirm and celebrate the significance of human life and recognize dying as a natural process. We carry out this mission by providing superior health, social, emotional and spiritual services to enhance the quality of life with peace and dignity for patients and support for families.
Each year, more than 450 thousand hospice volunteers give more than 20 million hours of service. From spending time with patients and families to providing administrative assistance and helping with fundraising, volunteers are instrumental in the life of every hospice. Most volunteers come to hospice because of personal experience with seeing the quality of care that hospice provides at the end of life.