Loyola Medicine Hospice provides quality care for individuals diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and helps families through this difficult time. Our interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, health aides, chaplains, counselors and trained volunteers works together to provide comfort and care for patients in their homes throughout the Chicago area, with a focus on quality of life.
If you’re wondering if a volunteer position with Loyola Medicine Hospice is right for you, here are some of the common qualities our volunteers share:
* Emotional maturity and confidence
* A genuine desire to support patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families
* The ability to offer assurance and kindness, without judgment
* The ability to listen with sensitivity and respect
* A willingness to give an average of four hours per week
* Flexibility to adapt to the changes in the patient's/ familiy's needs
* Willingness to undergo a background check, received flu vaccination, and complete training
We ask that those who have recently lost a loved one wait a year before becoming a hospice volunteer. You are welcome to participate in our bereavement programs during this time.
Patient care volunteers are needed to visit patients in their home. Office volunteers are needed to work on mailings and calls for the bereavement program.
All volunteers must complete a 2-day training program. Our next training class is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25, 2018. If you would like to volunteer, but cannot attend class on these dates, individual training can be scheduled.
- People Skills
- Elder care
- Hospice Care
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Flexible. We'll work with your schedule.
- Background and reference check required. Flu vaccination and TB test.