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St. Vincents Hospice

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Ascension at Home St. Vincent’s Hospice. Our volunteers are some of the most kind and compassionate people in Alabama! If you have a heart for helping others when help is most needed, then you are looking in the right place.

Our volunteers work closely with the clinical and administrative staff to supplement the care we provide and strengthen our impact in the communities we serve. We will consider your talents, strengths and interests when matching you with the type of service you wish to provide.

There are many ways you can serve!

Patient and Caregiver Visitors May:

  • Provide supportive phone calls in order to cheer a lonely day
  • Offer friendly in-person visits with those at risk of social isolation
  • Visit with the patient while the caregiver takes a much-needed break or respite
  • Run errands for the patient or caregiver who has little family support
  • Provide Pet therapy with a sweet four-legged volunteer
  • Share a talent with the patient or family (music, art, crafts, photography, etc.)
  • Be a ministry of presence when death is imminent, and few family members are available
  • Visit with veterans for celebrations of their service
  • Visit with birthday deliveries

Office and Administrative Volunteers May:

  • Assist our office staff in a myriad of ways which support our clinical services

Bereavement Volunteers May:

  • Prepare Mailings
  • Call or visit to support those who are grieving
  • Assist with the annual memorial service and other bereavement support programs

Special Project Volunteers May:

  • Plan and participate in Fund Raising for the St. Vincent’s Foundation’s Benevolent Ministry
  • Assist with new volunteer recruitment and community events
  • Speak in public to share the good news of hospice and educate communities about hospice services
  • Bake & decorate cupcakes for patient birthdays
  • Craft Prayer Shawls for gifts for our patients
  • Create artsy cards for Cheer Messages and Birthday Celebrations
  • Sew Memory Bears and Memory Pillows
Please contact Libby Jones, Volunteer Coordinator, to obtain more information. Your contact information is confidential will never be shared with any other organization.

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About St. Vincents Hospice

Location:

1400 Urban Center Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242, US

Mission Statement

St. Vincent’s Home Health and Hospice is rooted in the loving Ministry of Jesus as Healer. We commit ourselves to serving all persons, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic Health ministry is dedicated to spiritually-centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.

Description

St. Vincent’s Home Health and Hospice serves patients and their families where they live, in their home. Many of our patients come to us for support as a result of a referral from their physician. We help our patients live more fully!
-Home Health patients receive temporary supportive services to help them recover from an injury, surgery, or chronic medical condition.
-Patients who elect to receive the Hospice benefit, have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and receive supportive, comfort care to help manage the symptoms of their disease. Family members and care partners also receive emotional, spiritual and bereavement support.
-Both types of home care are covered by many insurances, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Our Vision: We envision a strong, vibrant health ministry in the United States which will lead to the transformation of healthcare.
Our Values: Service to the poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need; Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life; Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership; Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship; Creativity: Courageous innovation; Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1400 Urban Center DriveBirminghamBirmingham, AL 35242

(33.48148,-86.70493)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Administrative Support
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • We prefer our volunteers commit to at least 3 months of consecutive service. Please plan for 16 hours of initial training. After the orientation, time and schedule are flexible and based on your availability and preferences.
  • Applicants must also complete the application process, provide references, agree to a Drug Screen and TB screen - cost covered by the company. Volunteers 18 and under must have written parental approval..

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