Frequently Asked Questions about being a Hospice Volunteer


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

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:

  • administrative/clerical
  • bereavement services & programs
  • veteran services
  • music
  • 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.

Skills

  • Hospice Care
  • Keyboard Instrument
  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • String Instrument
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

People 55+

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
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