Imagine being terminally ill and trying to have a quality life. Volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of our patients and their families through personal visits, phone calls, running errands, sharing hobbies and interests, reminiscing, visiting with a pet therapy animal, swapping military stories, sharing music or aromatherapy, and just being there to spend time with a patient for companionship and/or caregiver relief. Hospice volunteers are not medical persons but they are specially trained individuals who are honored to be involved with a patient during his/her end-of-life journey on a friendly basis. They have compassion, caring hearts, a dedication and desire to "give back," and the time to do it--even as little as three to four hours per week.
Does this describe you? New stream-lined volunteer orientation is available. We'll give you the opportunity to get "the basics" through e-learning and then offer six hours of classroom training in our office.
Once interviewed and trained, opportunities to visit patients can take you to Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Maricopa, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, San Tan Valley, and Gold Canyon--basically all of East Valley and a bit of Phoenix as well. Somewhere in that list is a city or two that are likely to be convenient for you to volunteer!
Special program needs at this time - pet therapy, music therapy, licensed hair stylist, fluently bilingual, and military veterans, but we are receptive to anyone wishing to volunteer with East Valley Hospice.
If patient visits are not your ideal volunteer opportunity, you can still become involved with East Valley Hospice for special events, office support, and community liaison to name a few.
Are you ready to join a dynamic team of volunteers?! Please contact Vickie at 480-895-5434 for an interview, thank you!
1311 W. Chandler Blvd., Ste. 200, Chandler, AZ 85224, US
It is the mission of the East Valley Hospice staff to walk side-by-side with patients, offering support for medical needs, as well as emotional and spiritual needs. This support extends to family members as hospice helps them cope with their own unique emotional and spiritual concerns. East Valley Hospice recognizes that every person's experience will be different. The hospice team creates a plan of care according to the needs and wishes of each patient.
Hospice healthcare focuses on caring and comfort. It offers choices, helps preserve dignity and seeks to maintain the highest quality of life. At East Valley Hospice a team of physicians, nurses, social workers, home care aides, chaplains, bereavement counselors, and volunteers work together to provide comfort and companionship to patients and their families. Dr. Kent Allen, CEO and Founder, and his team at East Valley Hospice consider it an honor to be able to deliver comfort and care to both patients and their families during this time of transition.