One hour a week, that is all it takes to make a difference to someone in your community.
At Heartland Hospice the opportunities for volunteers to make a difference are as varied and individual as the volunteers themselves. There are many ways to support hospice and give that extra special touch to our patients and families.
The following are some of the many roles a volunteer can perform:
Visit a patient or relieve a family member
Reading scripture to the patient
Companionship for the patient
Reading aloud to the patient
Listening to music together
Holding a patients hand
Sharing a quiet moment together
After completing required hospice volunteer training and several background checks, volunteers are given information of potential patients and asked if they feel that the patient is one that they would want to be assigned to. Patient assignments are always within a reasonable distance from the location that you have chosen to serve. Classes include philosophy of hospice, communication skills, patient care, patient and volunteer rights and other topics. We ask for a commitment of only 1 hours per week.
You visit people close to your home. Please join us in helping others.
Contact Virginia Kresko at 314-453-0990.