Give the gift of companionship and become a Hospice Volunteer!


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Inland Empire-Corona, Riverside, Redlands, MentoneNorco, CA 92860


About

Arbor Vitae Hospice is seeking patient care volunteers throughout the Inland Empire to fill the gap between loved ones and professional caregivers-- provide the ultimate gift of companionship to our patients and much-needed caregiver relief to their loved ones. We are also in need of office administrative volunteers.

Healthcare experience is not required. This is a great opportunity to gain hands on experience in the medical field or to just give back to our community! Every volunteer will receive free, comprehensive training & support to help you enjoy a positive and rewarding volunteering experience! Volunteers will learn hospice philosophy, caring for the terminally ill, grief & loss education, healthy & safety precautions and much more.

The tasks of volunteers include:

-Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest

-Running errands for patients and families

-Reading

-Singing or playing music to patients

-Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours

-Providing a friendly visit to lift a patient's spirits

-Light housekeeping duties

These simple yet heartfelt tasks are why hospice volunteers are such an essential part of the Arbor Vitae experience.

Before starting, you would go through an application process including:

1. Fill out and return the volunteer application
2. Scheduled interview/Orientation during normal business hours
3. Complete background check
4. Physical Exam (letter from dr will be fine), and Negative TB Test
5. Provide a copy of Driver's License and Proof of Automobile insurance

Skills

  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Administrative Support
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 3 hours a week
  • Ability to travel to patient's location; TB and physical required

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