What is the BEST Team:
The Bedside Emotional Support Team provides a loving, caring and peaceful atmosphere
during the transition process or when additional companionship is needed. Specially trained
volunteers sit at the patients bedside over night for up to four hour shifts as an additional service to the professional care team.
When will the Team be sent out?
Volunteers are requested by the Case Manager when the patient has about 24 hours or less to live and the patient or family gives permission. The team can also be requested when additional presence and support is needed.
What is required to become a member of the team?
All Grace Volunteers must complete the application process and general training in addition to an advanced 2 hour training. An idal applicant is compassionate, loving and caring and understands that the patient comes first. No previous medical training is required.
Please provide two ways to contact you when inquiring to volunteer!
- People Skills
- Hospice Care
- Music Therapy
- Bereavement Support
- Case Work / Management
- Crisis Counseling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Up to 4 hours when need occurs
- Compfortable driving late night or early morning