Our volunteers have the opportunity to select a variety of options as to their role in the hospice team. Some volunteers will choose to provide direct patient care, some will want to be involved with assisting family members and care givers, others may prefer office and administrative work, and others still may have unique skills and experience to share.
Patient care can include visiting, reading, taking walks, writing letters, interpreting for those who do not speak English, bringing in music, and supervising therapeutic visits with pets. Respite care for family members and caregivers, as well as visits and in-home assistance may also be involved in family support. Any volunteer with specialized certifications such as aroma therapy or healing touch, may, with patient permission, have an opportunity to engage in their practice.
Volunteers may also work closely with the Bereavement Coordinator to assistance with group facilitation, preperation and execution of documentation. Of coruse there are always administrative tasks at hand, including preparing mailings, sympathy and thank you letters, and possible involvement in fundraising events and contacting potential donors.
We are open to everything that you have to offer!
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Music Therapy
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training