Hospice believes that volunteers are the heart of our organization. They give of their time because they care and want to help other people.
Hospice is dedicated to providing quality care to the terminally ill in our community. We strive to meet the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Hospice requires all individuals who desire to become volunteers to successfully complete a 12 hour training course. Volunteer Training is conducted twice a year - March and September. The sessions are held on two days, and cover all aspects of Hospice care.
- Introduction to Hospice philosophy and concepts of care
- Family dynamics, coping skills, stress management
- Spiritual care, concepts of death and dying
- Communication and listening
- Physiological and psychological aspects of terminal illness
- Grief and bereavement
- Symptom management and pain control
- Diseases and medical conditions
- Volunteer policies and procedures
- OSHA guidelines for infection control/safety
- Patients rights and responsibilities
As a volunteer, you have the option of three areas of service ... patient care, administrative assistance, and special project/fund-raising. You may choose one or all three.
Patient volunteers provide an effective support system along with other Team members, enabling the patient’s family to provide much needed care at home. Volunteers provide respite care, run errands, or visit/phone regularly to provide emotional support not only for the patient but the caregiver as well.
Office volunteers provide help in the office for the Hospice staff. This consists of answering the telephone, directing calls, taking messages, filing, and folding/stuffing letters for mailing.
Since Hospice is a non-profit organization, we must rely on community support. This community support comes through donations, memorials, and special projects/fund-raisers.
As a volunteer, you have the option to help with our special projects/fund-raisers. This may consist of serving on a committee, solicitation, baking your favorite dessert, manning a booth, giving a Hospice presentation at your church or civic organization or attending Angel Workshops.
As you can see, there is a place for everyone to give the "special kind of care" Hospice strives to provide to the terminally ill.
The next volunteer training will be held March 12th & 14 at 1:00pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 983-4216 ext.117.
Once again, thank you for your interest in Hospice.
- Hospice Care
- Bereavement Support
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- at least one hour a month