Caring Volunteers Needed for Friendship and Patient Support


(41.63057,-87.8255)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Orland Park, Tinley Park, Palos Park, Homer GlenMarkham, Country Club Hills, Palos HeightsCrestwood, Orland Hills, Homewood, Chicago RidgeOrland Park, IL 60462
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About

Kindred Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide companionship and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families in your community

Patient Visit Volunteers provide conversation, leisure activities or a quiet, caring presence. You may also use your education and/or area of expertise to aide our patients and program. Assignments can include art therapy; massage therapy; music therapy; pet therapy; and reminiscence / life review techniques such as recording oral histories, storytelling and scrapbooking. Tell us how you would like to share your skills, talents and ideas.

Patient Visit Volunteers may also provide the opportunity for respite to caregivers when a patient resides at home, allowing a caregiver to take time away to care for him/herself.

Volunteers with Kindred Hospice are an important part of a larger team who recognize that psychological, spiritual, and social services, as well as medical/clinical care, can contribute to an improved life quality for patients in the last stages of life. We offer an extensive orientation and ongoing volunteer support.

Kindred Hospice serves patients and their families in a wide range of communities, and will likely offer volunteer opportunities and training close to your home. We ask our volunteers to make a year long commitment, and to be willing to volunteer for 2-8 hour per month with a very flexible schedule. No hospice or volunteer experience is necessary - just a kind heart and a willingness to provide compassionate care to the patients we serve.

Skills

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Relationship Building
  • Nursing
  • Social Work

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-8 hours per month
  • Fingerprinting Background Check (Social Security # Required) and Health Screen/TB Test

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