Hospice Training in Elgin - Become a Care Companion!


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When

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

Where

Elgin Township Office720 S. McLean BoulevardElgin, IL 60123


About

Volunteer in your community and set your own schedule! JourneyCare's Care Companion volunteers support hospice patients and families in their home, which may be a private residence or senior living community.

A Care Companion is simply a friend who visits (on a routine or occasional basis) with someone receiving hospice care. The provide companionship, emotional support, and, above all, offer a presence, an ear to listen to stories and an understanding smile. You do not provide hands on medical care--you're just a friend because often our patients can feel lonely and isolated!

Care Companions also provide respite support so tired, stressed caregivers can take a much-needed break. JourneyCare supports pediatric patients as well and also needs volunteers who can support those families, perhaps by doing some light housekeeping or spending time with the patient's siblings.

JourneyCare's service area includes 10 counties and we are in great need of volunteers in the Kane County area. Please join us at this volunteer orientation in Elgin to learn more!

We will cover the following: Hospice 101, Overview of JourneyCare, Our Services & How You Can Help (we offer 50+ volunteer roles!), Communication, Boundaries & Confidentiality and Documentation. You will also have an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of a panel of current JourneyCare Volunteers. After the training we also require some online courses, which will help you to feel more prepared for this role.

New Volunteer Orientations Opportunities in Elgin and the surrounding area:

  • Wednesday, October 11: Rush University- 710 S. Paulina St. Chicago IL
  • Saturday, October 14: Rockford - Northwest Administrative Office (483 N. Mulford Road)
  • Wednesday, October 18: Elgin - Elgin Township Building (729 S. McLean Blvd., Ste. 200)
  • Thursday, November 2: Glenview - Administrative Office (2050 Claire Court)
  • Wednesday, November 8: Mokena - South Suburban Office (9550 Bormet Drive, Suite 104)
  • Saturday, November 18: Chicago - Ada F. Addington CareCenter at Rush (710 S. Paulina Street)
  • Thursday, November 30: College of Lake County Nursing Students - See your professor for the correct date and time
  • Saturday, December 2: Lombard - Southwest Office (1 E. 22nd Street, Suite 310)
  • Thursday, December 7: Barrington - Pepper Family Hospice CareCenter (405 Lake Zurich Road)

Please fill out the JourneyCare Volunteer Application and register for this class here: http://journeycare.org/volunteer/apply-volunteer/

Skills

  • Healthcare
  • Elder care
  • Pediatrics
  • Hospice Care
  • Massage Therapy

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Periodic or routine visits (2-6 times/month)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test

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