All it takes is compassion and a little time to become a hospice volunteer for VITAS Healthcare(r) of program location.
Hospice volunteers give their time to terminally ill patients and their families at a critical time. Volunteers are trained in listening skills, family dynamics and the right words to say to terminally ill patients and their family caregivers. Assignments are made according to the volunteer’s location preference and work and family schedules.
There is a need for volunteers at VITAS’ inpatient unit Duluth, GA.
"Volunteers at an inpatient unit enjoy their work because they feel like part of the hospice team." "And because it is open 24 hours seven days a week, even a busy person can find a few hours to volunteer in an inpatient unit."
Volunteers also like the variety of tasks at an inpatient unit. Volunteers may choose to:
visit with patients and family members
serve patients at mealtime
offer spiritual support
offer to polish nails or other pampering
answer phones and call lights
sit vigil with patient
Bring your certified pet to visit
Play soothing music
- Basic Computer Skills
- People Skills
- Music Therapy
- Administrative Support
- Customer Service
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- minimum 8 to 12 hours per month
- must have own transportation due to limited transit for location