Optimal Hospice Volunteers support hospice in the following ways:
- Patient/Family Support Volunteers provide in-home respite care, which allows caregivers a few hours of much needed personal time. Talk, listen to music, play cards, domino's or board games.
- Companionship Volunteers spend time visiting with our patients in nursing and assisted living facilities.
- Bereavement Care Volunteers do follow up phone calls to families/friends to see how they are doing.
- Veteran to Veteran Volunteers offer support for those who have served. Share stories.
- Administrative Volunteers provide valuable in-office assistance for volunteer and bereavement services.
- Pet Therapy Volunteer Teams offer animal loving patients the unconditional companionship that only a cuddly animal can provide.
- Professional Service Volunteers donate their unique skill to help improve quality of life. For example, they can offer a haircut, manicure, massage or a little help to tide your home or yard. Must be licensed.
- Music Therapy
- Administrative Support
- Animal Therapy
- Music Arts
- String Instrument
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- Average visits are 1-2 hrs, no longer than 4 hrs
- Compassion and a heart for giving a little of your time