Patient & Family Ambassador
56 people are interested
Volunteers are essential to the compassionate and personalized care provided by UnityPoint Hospice.
As a Patient and Family Ambassador, you are simply a friend. You may read, play cards, write a letter, or just have a conversation. Patient and family volunteers typically give two to four hours a month. A visit with a patient typically lasts an hour.
Patient and Family Ambassadors may also provide respite. Volunteers allow caregivers time to take care of themselves. When providing respite services, the volunteer spends time with the patient according to a pre-determined schedule, to provide relief for the caregiver. Schedules are often flexible, but some patients or families will require specific days and times.
We'll work with your schedule.
290 Blairs Ferry Rd NESte 100CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52402
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- A visit with a patient might take place weekly, or every other week (depending on patient preference), and usually for about an hour.
- UnityPoint Hospice volunteers complete 14 hours of training in hospice philosophy, end-of-life care issues, and documentation. They also participate in ongoing educational opportunities throughout the year.