Become a Hospice Volunteer and make a difference in the lives of others!


(32.13103,-81.25406)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

130 Canal Street Suite 103Pooler, GA 31322

adding more life to each day...

About

We need your help!

Do you have a big heart and time to share? We are currently looking for amazing volunteers to join us and make a difference in the lives of our patients. Some of these patients have no family and would be forever grateful for the time you could share with them. Imagine having your life cut short and no one there to talk with, share past memories or just simply hold your hand and provide comfort.

Who will be there for them?

Become a Hospice Angel to help individuals

that are seriously ill and/or Homebound.

Volunteers fill the gap between loved ones and professional caregivers. Volunteers will be there even when friends and family find it hard to do so. Volunteers don’t have the emotional attachment family does. They are trained to meet the needs of patients and families. They visit on a schedule, yet are open to change as dictated by the patient’s health and interests. They are unpaid, yet priceless.

What does it take to be a hospice volunteer?

Hospice volunteers need to know that hospice work takes its toll. You become friends with people who are going to die, and with the people who love them. You must be able to sit quietly, take a back seat to the events taking place around you, be a calming presence when that is called for. You need to be a guest, an observer, a facilitator.

As a hospice volunteer, you need to:

  • Commit the time to volunteer orientation
  • Be dependable
  • Be patient
  • Be a listener, and comfortable in silence
  • Know your strengths, your limits, and when to say no
  • Be non-judgmental
  • Accept that needs can be physical, emotional and/or spiritual
  • Respect all beliefs, all religious customs and all who lack them

Skills

  • Music Therapy
  • Healthcare
  • Family Therapy
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • PPD and Hep B Vaccination/Declination

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