Direct Volunteering with Hospice Patients


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

150 W South St.Kewanee, IL 61443
Help us to enrich the lives of our hospice patients and their families.

About

We are actively looking for volunteers to spend some quality time with our Hospice patients. In Kewanee we currently have patients at Kewanee Care, and some patients who are still living in their own homes.

The spirit of hospice volunteering is borne from a genuine desire to give comfort, peace, and care to patients, caregivers, and families during the end of life.
Hospice volunteers have a tremendous impact on the lives of the patients that they serve the hospice team which they are a part, and the families and friends of the terminally ill. Preferred will provide you with volunteer training so you will be well equipped to work with our patients.

Direct care volunteers can provide support and comfort to patients and families in many ways. Several volunteer options we provide are:

  • Preparing meals for patients and families

  • Providing transportation to patients, families, and the children of the families

  • Assisting in light household chores

  • Sitting and talking with patients to provide companionship and a comforting presence

  • Playing music for patients to provide a soothing and joyful atmosphere

  • Playing board games, or doing arts and crafts with the patient
  • Reading books or the newspaper out loud to pass the time

If you want to make a difference in someone's life who is in hospice, please give us a call and we can match you with a patient who will be ever grateful for the time that you spend with them.

Skills

  • Cooking / Catering
  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Quilting

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour

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