Heartland Hospice believes that no one should die alone and we need caring and passionate volunteers to help us achieve this mission. Vigil volunteers are called when a patient is showing signs of symptoms of dying within hours to days.
We provide comprehensive training, shadowing, tools, and ongoing support to our vigil volunteers. And, we are taking every precaution to keep our volunteers safe, including providing PPE and monitoring all patients, staff and volunteers for symptoms of Covid-19.
Vigil volunteers should be willing to:
Commit to an 8 hour shift.
Commit to a schedule. This can be once a month, once a week, or more.
Travel wherever there is a need. (We cover all of Central Indiana).
Participate in continuing education and meetings 2-3 times throughout the year.
Vigil volunteers must:
Be 18 year of age or older.
Submit to criminal background check and TB screening.
Comply with infection control policies and procedures.
Complete our 16-hour training course.
Our next training for Vigil Volunteers begins in September. Training will be virtual (via Zoom). Please respond to this post and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with more information about how to get started.
"No one should die alone. Each human should die with the sight of a loving human face." - Mother Teresa
931 E. 86th Street, Suite 208, Indianapolis, IN 46240, US
The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as, support to their caregivers. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers.
Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of the Medical Director, Primary Physician, Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, as well as Bereavement Coordinators and Volunteers. Care is delivered to patients either in their own home or extended care facility. Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay.
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931 E. 86th Street, Suite 208Indianapolis, IN46240