Hospice seeking individuals with registered therapy dogs - The Holmstad


(41.83838,-88.35307)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

The HolmstadBatavia, IL 60510

About

Share the joy of registered therapy dogs with patients living with lime-limiting illness. Comprehensive training prepares you to visit with hospice patients and their family members. Must have a registered therapy dog with updated vaccinations.

Who We Are

CovenantCare Hospice is part of the CovenantCare family of services that include home health care, private duty assistance, and comforting hospice care for patients and their families. As experts in every aspect of home care, we provide choices and unique plans of care for the people serve - that is our difference.

Our care includes volunteers who embrace CovenantCare's 100-year tradition of Christian service and healthcare outreach. CovenantCare Hospice is affiliated with Covenant Village of Northbrook, Windsor Park in Carol Stream, and The Holmstad in Batavia. We also serve the surrounding communities.

What do volunteers do?

There are may ways our volunteers contribute to patient and family care in hospice; most importantly, they are friendly visitors who are trained to listen and to reflect with patients and their families.

Volunteers may also:

Run Errands
Assist with light housekeeping and/or meal preparation
Read, write letters, watch tv, sing, play music, or care for pets
Assist with office tasks, special projects and events, or fundraising
Volunteers who are professionals may also provide comforting massages, haircuts, and manicures

What is the volunteer commitment?

Typically we ask for a one year commitment. We try to match requests for services with our volunteers' individual schedules, availabilities, interests, geographic area, and comfort level. As we strive to match your interests and needs with those of our patients and their families, there may be times when there are no appropriate opportunities for a particular volunteer. However, we will always strive to match your interests, wants, and needs with the unique needs of our patients and families.

What is the required training to become a volunteer?

We offer comprehensive content specific training that will prepare you for your volunteer position. Our training meets regulatory obligations and ensures each volunteer's familiarity, comfort, and competency to serve. Throughout the year, we supplement that training with topic-specific workshops an din-service opportunities to provide more in-depth education. Volunteer training is free of charge.

What are the requirements to volunteer?

Individuals interested in direct volunteer service with our patients must be 18 years or older. For those wishing to volunteer for indirect volunteer service the minimum age is 14. Volunteers must pass a drug test, background check, and TB screening. Volunteers must have a valid driver's license and auto insurance.

Skills

  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one year - 2 hours per month
  • training

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