Do you and your furry friend like to lift the spirit of others? Are you a certified therapy dog handler who wants to lift spirits of terminally ill patients? Join our Hospice volunteer program here at South Carolina Hospice and Palliative Care. We have several opportunities avaiable for you and your furry friend to lift the spirits of our patients.
South Carolina Hospice and Palliative Care, serves patients and families in Columbia and the surrounding area. Hospice Volunteers work in conjunction with other members of the hospice team. They are under supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator who is a support, advocate and resource for the volunteer. We view the volunteer's most important role to be that of a loving, supportive presence. Volunteers become an essential part of the patients' families' emotional, social, and physical well-being durning the last stage of life.
As a volunteer you can choose those areas that best fit your needs and schedule.
Patient care, which includes: Companionship, shopping, respite for caregiver, preparing light meals, and light housekeeping when appropriate and agreeable to the volunteer.
Administrative, which includes: Answering phones in our office, filing, typing, and assembling mail.
Bereavement, which includes: Follow up with families after the death through visits, phone calls, or cards. Assist Bereavement Coordinator with grief support group, memorial service,etc. Visit family at the funeral home/attend funeral.
- Patient Care
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Animal Care / Handling
- Hospice Care
- Animal Therapy
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours per visit
- Drug test and reference checks are also required.