Student volunteers needed


(41.974068,-87.72768)
 

Cause Areas

When

Thu Dec 01, 2016 - Sat Jul 01, 2017

Where

5061 North PulaskiSuite 200Chicago, IL 60630

Volunteering with GLC

About

We also have opportunities for volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local Hospice patients and their families.

Meeting with patients requires a more in-depth training (and it usually takes about two weeks to finish the program before we start having you seeing patients). If you wanted to do office work, we can sign you up today to be a volunteer! And if you are interested in office work, we do have opportunities available.

But here is a little bit of information for volunteering opportunities just in case....and if you are driving locally, we are in the same building as Fairmont Care.

We are in the 1 st building to the left on the second floor where you would open the first door and then be directed to our blue room (which is our Hospice team room).

The following are just suggestions...some volunteers want to be "put to work" when they get in. Sometimes other volunteers have special skills that they’d like to volunteer at a facility (for example) like singing or crocheting items for volunteer gift bags. Sometimes volunteers are part of a bigger community group (such as a local Church) and can give us additional resources too.


So a simple run down of office administrative help could be answering phone calls for hospice, creating folders for the patient care coordinators, filling up bags of candy for "nurse’s week" to pass out to nurses or gift bags for our patients (our patients can’t have baked goods, but our office staff can!).


Telephone calls to potential volunteers and follow-up calls, people responsible for verifying reference checks of volunteers, volunteers who help transport other volunteers to special events (such as our veteran’s pinning’s) which are actually happening next week at local facilities.


Volunteers who work in a facility can also do additional types of volunteers such as creating mementos for the family by doing what is called a "Life Story" where we capture information from the patient to present to the family.

Volunteers could assist our team in working on the monthly newsletter, work on the internet updating our VolunteerMatch specifics, reaching out to the families, bereavement calls with our bereavement coordinator (or working with our social worker) to follow-up on families whose loved one has died or popular examples of types of volunteering that have been successful).

We can have volunteers work from home too if there is a specific need.

We are also opening up opportunities for a volunteer to work weekly with our patient care coordinator Priscilla (out in the field--marketing) or with our social workers Chris/June.

All of these volunteer positions require training, but if volunteers want to work with patients in facilities or at their home then additional volunteering orientations are required.


Volunteers who work in a facility also need a TB test, fingerprinting, physical and a background check is required).

Skills

  • Office Reception
  • Data Entry
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Visiting local patients at your leisure....

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