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, watch TV, read or just be there to listen and hold a hand.
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.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
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