Caring Companions Make Last Days, Good Days!


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

The St. Louis Metropolitan AreaMultiple Locations AvailableSt. Louis, MO 63131

About

Are you a warm, caring individual with a couple hours a month to give? Volunteer with Bethesda Hospice Care, and help make someone's last days, good days! As a Bethesda Hospice Caring Companion, you'll gain the deep satisfaction of helping people in their final of stage of life to have the best quality of life possible, by providing companionship and a caring presence. Here are some of the things you could do as a Caring Companion - read to patients, listen to their life stories, play music for them, show them pictures, hold their hand, pray with them, share their concerns with nurses and staff, be a supportive presence, and more!

You'll be able to choose when you visit your patients and how many patients you would like to visit, so this volunteer opportunity is a good fit for any schedule. Plus, we have many care facilities in the St. Louis metro area, so you can choose to visit patients at the facility that is most convenient for you! Want to learn more about volunteering as a Caring Companion? Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Julie Strassman at jastrassman@bethesdahealth.org or at (314)373-7041.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very flexible - one visit per month minimum
  • TB test & flu shot (both provided free), proof of car insurance

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