Hospice Vigil Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

650 W. Alluvial AvenueFresno, CA 93711


About

Be with someone in their last moments. As a vigil volunteer of AseraCare, you will provide on-call support to patients and families in the last 24-48 hours of life.

Vigil volunteers will:

  • Create a calming and peaceful environment for patients who are actively dying/imminent (i.e. play music, talk with a patient who is not responsive)
  • Provide gentle touch to the hand, back, arms, shouldar or hold hands
  • Be a support system for family and friends near, and post, death of a patient

As a vigil volunteer, please remember the following:

  • You must be comfortable with, and able to talk about, death and dying
  • During a vigil, a patient could pass in front of you
  • AseraCare provides hospice in different settings. A few places you could be doing a vigil at include: a patients home, a skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility
  • Vigils take place in the last hours before death. You will need to be available to work during the day, night, and sometimes overnight
Volunteers are non-medical and do not feed or administer medication to patients.

Please contact Justin Kamimoto, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information.

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Veteran Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible time committment
  • Two-step TB Test, Flu Shot
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