Share your musical talents with Hospice Patients! (Fort Collins)


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Fort CollinsFort Collins, CO 80521

Our Mission Statement

About

Share your passion for music with others in their time of need. Music therapy certification is not required. Music is always a popular request with our patients. the schedule is flexible. Volunteers typically serve once/week for 1-2 hours. Please visit www.halcyonhospice.org for more information.

Music Enrichment Volunteer Position Description

Location:

Depends on care facility or patient home

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide music enrichment sessions to patients in care communities or their home. Music enrichment volunteers provide a calming environment and engage patients through music. Volunteers share their musical talents through singing or playing instruments.
Submit accurate and objective volunteer time summary and patient/client contact reports.
Maintain confidentiality at all times.
Attend required training sessions.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Music enrichment does not require a license or certification, but certified music therapists will need to submit a copy of their license. Excellent listening skills (verbal and non verbal), empathy, sensitivity and awareness. Warmth and acceptance, understanding. Ability to be comfortable with people in emotional distress. Awareness of personal limitations. Reliable and flexible. Able to maintain healthy boundaries for self and client. Preferably, someone who has not experienced a personal loss within the past year

Complete a new volunteer application.

Valid Colorado driver’s license
Annual proof of current automobile liability insurance

Pass a Criminal Background Check

TB Test Pass a drug screening test

Time Commitment & Training:

2-4 visits per month. Time per visit varies depending on the comfort level of the patient.

Must be available to volunteer for at least 6 months
Attend required agency training course.

Address:

near volunteer's home

Minimum age:

18

Availability needed:

Ongoing

Skills

  • Wind Instrument
  • Hospice Care
  • Music Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Singing
  • String Instrument

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2x/month minimum
  • Drug Screening, TB skin test, current auto insurance

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