Work near your home! As a Massage Therapist Volunteer, you will be assigned to support a hospice patient and their family in your community. You provide comforting touch as requested by a patient.
The time commitment for this position is 3-4 hours a week. You will arrange a time with the patient’s caregiver that works best for you and the patient.
Join our Comfort Care Volunteer team, also commonly called Vigil Volunteers. These volunteers are patient care volunteers who are called at a moment’s notice to be with a patient who is actively dying. You know how to be still, sit at bedside, and just savor the quiet moments with a patient and their family. You are present like the light in a storm. You calm the waters. You bear witness to suffering and families are grateful for your presence.
Most patient care volunteers (noted above) also sign up for either daytime or night owl comfort care duty, but it is not required. The time commitment for comfort care is generally 2 or more on-call days (or nights) a month. You select the days (or nights). You are only called if needed.
Key requirements for all patient care positions are as follows:
(All costs paid for by Rainbow.)
Online training you complete at home!
3 hour live training
Physical, drug screening and TB test
Background check and fingerprinting
Massage Therapist License
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 20
Orientation or Training
3-4 hours a wk/arrange time w/caregiver works best
3 hr live training, physical, drug & TB test, fingerprint, Reliable trans, Massage Therapy License