**Do you like to share stories, play games, etc.? Hospice Companionship Volunteers Needed**
150 people are interested
Gift of Hospice provides services to our patients wherever they call home, whether it be a private residence or a skilled nursing facility, throughout all of San Diego County. Our mission is to give patient and family empowered care, preserving dignity and providing comfort.
We are looking for compassionate and committed individuals to join our team of companionship and respite volunteers. These team members provide support and interaction to our patients and their loved ones. Common visit activities are conversing and reminiscing, playing cards or games, watching TV, reading a book, or whatever activity the patient may enjoy. The family may leave for a respite break while you are there, providing them with a much needed opportunity to recharge.
Volunteers DO NOT provide any hands-on care (i.e. changing an adult brief, dispensing medications, feeding a patient etc.), you only provide companionship and socialization.
NO previous hospice experience is necessary!! We provide a comprehensive 16 hour training as well as ongoing education and support.
About Interim HealthCare Gift of Hospice
5625 Ruffin Rd, Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92123, US
We give patient and family empowered care, preserving dignity and providing comfort.
At Gift of Hospice we provide our patients and family members with a team-oriented approach to end of life care including pain management and emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and volunteer support. We empower patients and loved ones to make informed choices about their care and end of life goals. Our team believes that every person has the right to die with dignity, compassion and quality pain management. We support patients and loved ones on their journey to find closure and meaning in the time they have with our program,
To reach these goals we partner with our amazing volunteer team to provide companionship, respite, family support, pet therapy, bereavement support, administrative functions and so much more. If you are compassionate and committed we would love to hear from you! NO previous hospice experience is necessary and we provide a comprehensive orientation to all volunteers as well as ongoing support and education.
We'll work with your schedule.
The San Diego County AreaSan Diego, CA 92123
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- minimum of 2 hours once a week for 1 year
- Must also pass a drug screen