Local volunteers needed in Northlake. Make a difference in a senior's life!


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


Suburbs of Cook CountyNorthlakeMelrose Park, IL 60164


Great Lakes Caring Hospice is looking for Companion Volunteers who will visit patients in local nursing facilities or in private homes.

The Companion Volunteer will provide companionship, play cards/games, watch TV, take the patient out into the garden area for fresh air (if you both desire), read to patient, etc. This is a companionship opportunity and there is no physical care involved during your visit.

Hours are very flexible, weekdays, evenings or weekends.

Typically, we ask that you visit your assigned patient 1-2 hours per week for at least a period of six months.

For more information, contact Doug Weinstein, Volunteer Coordinator, at 855-727-9111 or e-mail at dweinstein@greatlakescaring.com. We also have additional types of volunteering available. If you have a goal in mind, please discuss with Doug Weinstein, Volunteer Coordinator.

Great Lakes Caring encourages a philosophy of care that assists patients, caregivers, family and friends during the final stages of terminal illness. We promote dignity and emphasize quality of life for those who choose to die in familiar surroundings with the ones they love.


  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week for a period of at least 6 months
  • TB testing, background check, physical, volunteer orientation

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