Bereavement Volunteer are responsible for placing bereavement calls and/or companions visits to surviving family members of patients who have died. They provide grief support and information to the families and may assess level of need. Volunteers will screen family members through calls and/or visits to identify family members needing additional support from the Great Lakes Caring Bereavement Staff.
* Has completed orientation and training, and has spent some time working with clients.
* Has completed interview and orientation with Bereavement Coordinator.
* Has realistic goals for his/her involvement in the hospice program.
* Has evidenced his/her goals are compatible with goals and needs of the hospice program.
* Gives evidence of commitment to the hospice program.
* Attends mandatory education inservices.
* Verbalizes willingness to work as a m ember of a team.
* Respects client/family belief systems.
* Agrees to follow rules of confidentiality.
* Is reliable and punctual.
* Is willing to work closely with Bereavement Coordinator and receive constructive feedback to continually improve skill base.
* Makes a time commitment of 1 to 3 hours per week.
* Maintains open communication with Bereavement Coordinator.
* Uses listening skills effectively to provide emotional support to the patient or family members.
* Maintains appropriate boundaries and forwards moderate and high-risk issues to the Bereavement Coordinator.
* Records thorough, same day documentation on a bereavement volunteer activity record and turns this paperwork in on a timely fashion.
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Bereavement Support
- Spiritual Healing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 1 to 3 hours per week