Hospice Patient Care Volunteer (LA, SFV, Valencia, Simi Valley, Woodland Hills)


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

Sacred Life Hospice is searching for compassionate individuals willing to donate a little time and friendship to those affected by terminal illness in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. If you are ready to become part of an amazing program where you can make a true difference, Hospice volunteering is for you.

Volunteers serve as a member of the Hospice Team by sharing skills and interests in a manner that provides comfort and enriches the quality of life for those served. Volunteers serve on a regularly scheduled basis and provide the following:

Support services - companionship, friendly visiting, active listening, life review


Sharing hobbies and special interests - reading, gardening, listening to music, sports, travel, crafts, etc.


Assisting with errands - grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions and supplies.


Assist with transport - Finding non-emergency transportation services to assist patient get to and from appointments, shopping, social outings.


Homemaking tasks - light housekeeping, dishes, laundry.

Position Qualifications:

1. Mature individual, supportive of the hospice concept, comfortable with his/her own spirituality and willing to serve others in a volunteer capacity.
2. Successful completion of the hospice's volunteer training and orientation program.
3. Previous volunteer experience may be helpful.
4. Ability to work within the interdisciplinary group.
5. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.

Skills

  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months or more
  • Volunteer must meet hospice agency requirements which include background and drug test screening.

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