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When

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

Where

suburbs of Cook CountyLa Grange Park, IL 60526


About

Make a real difference in someone's life!

Great Lakes Caring Hospice, a leading care provider in the Midwest, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families.


Great Lakes Caring Hospice is looking for Companion Volunteers who will visit patients in local nursing facilities or in private homes. The Companion Volunteer will provide companionship, play cards/games, watch TV, take the patient out into the garden area for fresh air, read to patient, etc. There is no physical care involved.

Hours are very flexible, weekdays, evenings or weekends. Typically, we ask that you visit your assigned patient as often as you want, but at least 1-2 hours per week. We also ask for any volunteer to make a 6 month commitment to our organization.


We also have additional administrative opportunities available in our home office. Contact Doug for additional information!

Any interest applicant must first submit to a phone interview which includes questions, followed by training in person and new hire orientation paperwork that includes a TB-test and fingerprinting.

Any interested applicant must first submit to a phone interview followed by training in person and new hire orientation paperwork that includes a TB-test and fingerprinting.

Great Lakes Caring encourages a philosophy of care that assists patients, caregivers, family and friends during the final stages of terminal illness. We promote dignity and emphasize quality of life for those who choose to die in familiar surroundings with the ones they love.

For more information, contact Doug Weinstein, Volunteer Coordinator, at 855-727-9111 or e-mail at dweinstein@greatlakescaring.com.

Skills

  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months
  • at least 17 years old

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