Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you have a talent you enjoying sharing? Do you enjoy sharing your time in service stories with fellow veterans? Join our hospice program at Halcyon Hospice several opportuntiies to share your passion and your talent by volunteering with hospice patients.
Patient Companionship opportunities and Adminstration opportunities.
Patient companionship consist of going into the or facility of a patient and spending time with them. You can simply watch tv with them, read to them, listen to them reflect on their life, help with a little house work, or sit on the porch with them. It's really up to what the patient and you decide on.
Adminstration- is helping in the office, answering phones, filing, and tuck in calls to our patients
Halcyon Hospice , serves patients and families in Aiken and the surrounding area. Hospice Volunteers work in conjunction with other members of the hospice team. They are under supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator who is a support, advocate and resource for the volunteer. We view the volunteer's most important role to be that of a loving, supportive presence. Volunteers become an essential part of the patients' families' emotional, social, and physical well-being durning the last stage of life.
As a volunteer you can choose those areas that best fit your needs and schedule.
Patient care, which includes: Companionship, shopping, respite for caregiver, preparing light meals, and light housekeeping when appropriate and agreeable to the volunteer.
Administrative, which includes: Answering phones in our office, filing, typing, and assembling mail.
Bereavement, which includes: Follow up with families after the death through visits, phone calls, or cards. Assist Bereavement Coordinator with grief support group, memorial service,etc. Visit family at the funeral home/attend funeral.
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- Elder care
- Animal Therapy
- Bereavement Support
- Patient Care
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hour per month per visit
- Drug screen and 2 references check