Patient Care Volunteer & Friend


(41.89137,-87.94328)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Addison, Bensenville, Northlake, Franklin Park,Villa Park, Berkley, Stone Park, Hillside,Bellwood, Wood Dale, Lombard, Oak BrookElmhurst, IL 60126
Kindred Hospice - Our Care Matters

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, heating up (but not preparing) a meal, or just being present for the caregiver's peace of mind.

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 those we serve.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, we look forward to welcoming you to the Kindred Hospice team!

Skills

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Relationship Building
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Patient Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 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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