Do you live in an outlying community/town of the Austin area and wish you could volunteer?


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

community/town where patient livesAustin, TX 78750

About

Do you live in an outlying community/town of the Austin area and wish you could volunteer? At Altus Hospice you can! There are too many towns to list, so if you are interested - contact me.

Here are my thoughts: We don't always have a need in our outlying towns, however, when we do - we need them right away. In mid January 2016 on a Saturday we're having an orientation. I'd like to get you oriented and fully ready to go. That way, when we do have a patient in your town, all you need is information so you can go do your thing!

About our Volunteers:

  • No medical experience needed
  • They come from all walks of life
  • Be reliable
  • Have an open heart!
  • Orienation: which will be in mid January 2016 on a Saturday
  • Need to have reliable transportation
  • Pick their own schedule
  • "Friendly visitors." that do not have an agenda . They are simply there to visit, be a friend, help a patient "forget" for a moment and just truly enjoy life.
  • Give caregivers a break for a couple of hours. This is so the caregiver can attend to their own needs such as going to a doctor’s appointment or going to the grocery.
  • A few of the activities Volunteers have done during visitsare: go for a walk, sit with someone and encourage them to eat, attend an activity, make someone's day not so long and lonely,dance, sing, read a bible out loud, paint fingernails, listen to stories about traveling, and share a Hersey's candy bar.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, or if you have more questions about Hospice - let me know. Please include your name and phone number . Have a great day......I look forward to hearing from you! Katrina Wilson, VC

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • We're flexible
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