Hospice CareCenter Volunteer - Arlington Heights


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


Hospice CareCenter at Northwest Community Hospital800 West Central RoadArlington Heights, IL 60005

While working at the Hospice CareCenter at Northwest Community Hospital (800 Central Road, Arlington Heights), volunteers support patients, families and staff in an acute-care, fast-paced environment. This location features 8 private rooms for hospice patients as well as offers other amenities to support patients and their families. The suite is located in Northwest Community Hospital on the 9E level of the hospital's campus. Unique and meaningful assignments include: Hospitality Volunteer, CNA Assist, Care Companion and Activity Volunteer.


Volunteer in your community and set your own schedule! JourneyCare is looking for volunteers to serve at our Hospice CareCenter in Arlington Heights.

This is a fast-paced, acute care setting and we offer several unique (and very meaningful!) roles for volunteers:

  • CNA Assist Volunteers are paired with a Certified Nursing Assistant and help with a patient's "activities of daily living," such as feeding, bathing, changing linens, etc. Specialized training is provided to help prepare volunteers to provide this tender care to our patients.
  • Hospitality Volunteers assist with clerical tasks at the nurses' desk, such as answering phones and call lights, faxing important documents, providing tours of the hospice unit, and so on.
  • Care Companions visit with patients and families and provide an extra layer of support through simple conversation, playing a game, watching television, etc. They also help with re-stocking and other light duties around the unit.
  • Activity Volunteers use their unique gifts (e.g., musicians or massage therapists) to support patients and families.

Each of these roles was intentially designed to meet true needs of our patients, families and staff members. The things our volunteers do are often quite simple, such as listening to a stressed family member or restocking the refrigerator in the family room, but the impact is truly tremendous! You will absolutely be a part of something so special each time you come in to volunteer.

Shifts are available every day of the week and typically last 3 hours. And you can volunteer on a regular schedule or sign up to help as your schedule allows.

To get the process started, please fill out the JourneyCare Volunteer Application and RSVP for an upcoming orientation: http://journeycare.org/volunteer/apply-volunteer/

About Our Orientation Process...

After our 5-hour orientation, Hospice CareCenter volunteers will continue their training through engaging online courses and will then shadow current JourneyCare volunteers to become oriented to the role at hand as well as the CareCenter environment. Applicants must also get a tuberculosis (TB) test and submit to a background check.


  • Office Reception
  • Patient Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Veteran Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 huors/week
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
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