Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Be a part of something special... and Volunteer CLOSE TO HOME! RELIANCE HOSPICE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Volunteers are an essential element of our Hospice Care Team. We provide physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort while allowing patients and their families to retain as much autonomy and dignity as possible.
We seek to provide quality compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness. In doing so, we provide expert medical care, pain management, emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Equally important is the support provided to the patient’s loved ones.
Hospice focuses on caring, not curing. In most cases, care is provided in the patient’s home but may also be provided in freestanding hospice centers, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities. Hospice services are available to patients with any terminal illness regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, culture or ethnic background.
RELIANCE HOSPICE MISSION STATEMENT
To provide quality services with compassion to the patient and their families during the end of life’s journey.
What We Do
Provide Patient Companionship and Friendship
Read Books, Play Games/Cards
Write Letters/Emails and Listen to Music
Watch Movies or TV
Walk with Patient
Assist with Daily Tasks
Give Families or Caregivers a break to take care of personal needs
Provide Office Support
Provide Bereavement Support
Go to the Volunteer Application page and complete your application.
A Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you via phone or e-mail to discuss the program, set an appointment to meet, and begin orientation.
Pass Background Check Clearance (Provided by Reliance).
Complete TB Test (Provided by Reliance).
Complete Physical (Provided by Reliance).
18 years of Age
Valid Driver’s License
Valid Social Security Number
Access to a computer and the internet
Available MINIMUM 1 hour per week or 4 hours in a month
We are flexible to volunteers’ schedules and are very understanding to changes that may occur in their availability. We will seek a patient within geographical range of the volunteer’s choice and allow the volunteer to create their own hours. The volunteer will go to the location of the patient which can be of various settings: patient’s home, assisted living facility, board and care, hospice house, skilled nursing facility, etc. The volunteer will spend quality time with the patient to provide companionship and compassionate care. The volunteer allows the family or caregiver a 1-2 hour break and becomes a professional friend. Other types of volunteers provide support in an office setting.
To get started, please fill out a volunteer application: https://rhospice.com/volunteer-application/
Or call us and get a verbal description over the phone 1-877-659-5998
Please reach out and we can set an appointment to discuss detailed orientation!!!