Companionship Volunteer Needed for Nonprofit Hospice (Loveland)


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

LovelandLoveland, CO 80537

Our Mission Statement

About

Volunteers are a vital resource for out nonprofit hospice. Volunteers provide social visits for patients; playing games, reading, and just keeping good company. Volunteers typically visit once/week for about 1 hour, the schedule is flexible and great for working people and students! Please see below for complete position description. Thank you for your interest! Fort more information: www.HalcyonHospice.org or email Megan at mplesscher@myhalcyon.org

Companion Volunteer Position Description

Location:

Varies depending on the care facility

Duties & Responsibilities:

Visit patients who are in a care facility, on a regular basis, to provide socialization and support. Sit and visit with the patient, read to, go outside or help with an activity.

Submit accurate and objective volunteer time summary and patient/client contact reports.
Maintain confidentiality at all times.
Attend required training sessions.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Excellent listening skills (verbal and non verbal), empathy, sensitivity and awareness. Warmth and acceptance, understanding and knowledge of the grief process. Ability to be comfortable with people in emotional distress. Awareness of personal limitations. Reliable and flexible. Able to maintain healthy boundaries for self and client. Preferably, someone who has not experienced a personal loss within the past year

Complete a new volunteer application.

Valid Colorado driver’s license.
Annual proof of current automobile insurance
Pass a Criminal Background Check

TB Test

Drug Screening

Orientation & Training:

2-4 patients visits per month. Time per visit varies but typically up to 2 hours.

Must be available to volunteer for at least one year.
Attend required agency training course.
Participate in 20 hours of continuing education annually.

Address:

varies

Minimum age:

18

Availability needed:

Ongoing, minimum 6 month commitment


Skills

  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Nursing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement Support

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • varies
  • TB Skin Test, Drug Screening, Background check
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