Needing Volunteers in Bridgeport/Decatur Area
Hospice is a medical specialty dedicated to the support and care of persons with limited life expectancies so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. The hospice philosophy focuses on maintaining the quality of the patient’s life. With its dedicated team of interdisciplinary health care professionals and volunteers, Kindred at Home provides caring support for the patient and their family.Our Volunteer Program
Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice philosophy. Hospice volunteers are there to hold a hand and listen, read or write a letter, run errands or even help out in our office. Volunteers are there to step in when a family member needs a break, and are there for the family and friends after their loved one has passed away. No matter what your skills, talents or motivation, we have the opportunity for you to help.What does it take to be a Kindred at Home Volunteer?
- Care and concern for others
- Tolerance, flexibility, patience
- Maturity, self-understanding
- Good communication skills
- Empathy, sincerity, sensitivity
- Acceptance of moral and cultural differences
- Ability to work cooperatively with others
- Ability to accept supervision and evaluation
- Be at least 16-years-old
- Complete comprehensive hospice volunteer training
- Annual TB testing
- Submit to and pass a criminal background screening
- Submit to and pass a drug screening
There are no restrictions in regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or national origin.
Volunteers receive training appropriate to their respective volunteer position. Orientation and trainings are scheduled to fit your busy schedule.
Kindred at Home cares for patients all over the local area. Volunteers can choose where, when and how they give their time!Administrative Volunteers:
Provide administrative/clerical support including filing, answering phones, mailings, etc. Some tasks can be done from your home.Bereavement Volunteers:
Provide bereavement support to families through supportive phone calls, mailings and visits.Patient Visitor Volunteers:
Make friendly visits to hospice patients in their homes or long-term health care facilities, and provide companionship and support to the patient and their families.Pet Therapy Volunteers:
Make supportive visits to patients with their registered therapy dogs. The pet therapy volunteer team must be registered or be willing to become registered through an organization such at Therapy Dog, Inc., Therapy Dog International, etc. We can help you with the process of getting registered.Tuck-In Volunteers:
Make weekly telephone calls to check on patients/families to assess their needs. These calls can be made from your home.Other Specialty and Professional Volunteers:
Volunteers who want to provide specific support including music, vigil, art/crafts, life review video, spiritual support, handyman, etc. Also, those who want to share professional skills such as art and music therapists, beauticians and barbers and other professional services (volunteers must be certified, licensed or registered in the professional specialty).
Note: Volunteers may serve in more than one role provided they complete the necessary training.
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- Music Therapy
- Administrative Support
- Home Repair
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- At your convinence