Hospice Volunteers Can Do . . . Just About Anything!
As a Heavenly Hospice volunteer you will be given choices as to how much and what types of things you want to do.
Some examples of typical volunteer duties are:
* Listening to a patient’s concerns.
* Being a comforting and supportive presence.
* Engaging in the patient’s hobbies. For example, playing a board game, doing a craft, discussing current events or simply reading to the patient.
* Documenting patients life stories.
* Providing time for the caregiver to take care of her/his self.
Volunteers are never asked to do something they are not comfortable doing.
All volunteers receive training to ensure they feel comfortable with their tasks.
Training programs vary in length and generally cover the following areas:
* Philosophy of hospice care.
* A comprehensive overview of services offered by the hospice.
* Physical, emotional, social and spiritual issues that people can encounter at the end of life.
* Individual needs, including emotional support, emergency procedures, universal precautions and procedures to follow after the hospice patient dies.
* An overview of chronic and life-limiting illnesses.
* Effective communication skills when speaking with the patient and family members.
* Information about interpersonal family issues and relationships.
* Boundaries for the hospice volunteer and the patient and family.
* Basic information about grief and loss.
Please feel free to look us up at www.heavenlyhospiceok.com or give us a call at 405.701.2536 to schedule your orientation.
Thank you for considering Heavenly Hospice as your Volunteer opportunity.
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- Bereavement Support
- Patient Care
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours per month