Allay Hospice Companions can minimize patient loneliness & isolation by offering the gift of friendship through regular visits.
These volunteers provide companionship to the patient and relief to their caregivers by offering a supportive presence, a listening ear and a helping hand. Duties may include playing a game, offering to read, going for a walk outdoors, listening to one's stories and memories, holding a hand, giving a hug, and offering words of comfort. There are also times to sit quietly with a patient to let them know that they are not alone. Hospice Companions help those with a life-limiting illness make the very best of the time he or she has left.
Hospice Companions give the greatest gift of all - themselves!
The amount of time you give is flexible and scheduled around your availability. Volunteers are paired with patients within or near their own community.
Companion voluteers receive training in the philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer and other staff members, as well as, helpful skills in caring for and communicating with hospice patients and their families.
- Hospice Care
- Elder care
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours per week