Volunteer to provide companionship visits to terminally-ill patients in north suburbs


(42.02607,-87.72711)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Cook County and suburbs close to 60076Skokie, Morton Grove,Skokie, IL 60076


About

Make a real difference in someone's life! Great Lakes Caring Hospice, a leading care provider in the Midwest, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families. Great Lakes Caring encourages a philosophy of care that assists patients, the patient's family, and caregivers during the patient's final stages of terminal illness. We promote dignity and emphasize quality of life for those who choose to die in familiar surroundings with the ones they love.

These volunteers will visit patients in local nursing facilities or in private homes. The Companion Volunteer will provide companionship, play cards/games, watch TV, take the patient out into the garden area for fresh air, read to the patient, etc.

**There is no physical care involved.**

We also have additional administrative opportunities available in our home office. Contact Doug for additional information!

Hours are very flexible, weekdays, evenings or weekends. Typically, we ask that you visit your assigned patient as often as you want, but at least 1-2 hours per week. We also ask for any volunteer to pledge to make a 6 month commitment to our organization.

Any interest applicant must first submit to a phone interview which includes questions, followed by training in person and new hire orientation paperwork that includes a TB-test and fingerprinting.

For more information, contact Doug Weinstein, Volunteer Coordinator, at 855-727-9111 or e-mail at dweinstein@greatlakescaring.com.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one to two hours per visit
  • E-mail Doug for additional details.
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