Q: What is hospice?
A: Hospice is philosophy of care that is chosen by individuals with a life-limiting illness (expected life of 6 months or less). Hospice affirms life and focuses on quality of life which is defined by the patient. Hospice care is a team approach and encompasses the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of patients and families. Volunteers are a part of the the team and provide companionship and socialization to patients as well as respite care for caregivers.
In addition, volunteers also serve in the following roles:
- bereavement services & programs
- veteran services
- knit or crochet blankets for veterans and birthday program
- pet therapy
- legacy writing
Q: What type of time commitment is required?
A: Volunteer schedules are flexible to meet your availability. We appreciate your time and talents and alway strive to ensure that your time is well spent.
Q: What type of training does a hospice volunteer receive?
A: A comprehensive orientation class is provided before beginning service.
Q: How do I learn more about becoming a Cleveland Clinic Hospice At Home volunteer?
A: Email or call the volunteer office now at 216-636-7808.
- Hospice Care
- Keyboard Instrument
- String Instrument
- Administrative Support
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Varies - Typically one hour/week
- Background check, health screen and orientation