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Biography / Family History Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Church Residences Hospice

Biography / Family History Volunteer

Purpose: To engage patients in memory activities and help to record their stories for their families and future generations.


  • Create biography questions
    • Ex: What is your favorite holiday memory?
    • Share a story about a teacher you had in school
    • What was your neighborhood like growing up?
  • One-on-oneOR
    • Ask patient your biography questions
    • Write down the patient's answers
    • Compile the answers and record them in a typed format
    • Print off the typed answers and give to the patient to share with their family
  • Facility Group Activity
    • Ask all members in a group of 5 - 10 individuals the same question
    • Record their answers
    • Create a bulletin board displaying their answers
    • Give questions to facility staff so they can help record answers for all residents


  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Be understanding of possible cognitive limitations of residents
  • Maintain patient confidentiality
  • Undergo health and safety screenings, including TB test and flu shot

Time Commitment:

  • Frequent visits as needed to complete written project and present it to family
  • Training will be provided for this position

Volunteers are an integral part of our team and the service they provide helps us to continue to fulfill our mission. Thank you for answering the call to serve.

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About National Church Residences Hospice


2245 North Bank Drive, Columbus, OH 43220, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of National Church Residences is to provide quality housing and care at affordable prices in communities of caring persons. Our ministry is national in scope and originates from a Christian commitment of service to older adults, which began in 1961. We have become a leading name in senior services, retirement community management and support for people in need. While our ministry has been targeted primarily toward older adults, we have special concern for low- and moderate-income seniors, persons with disabilities, and low- and moderate-income families. We are committed to expanding and funding services in assisted living, nursing homes, and full-service retirement communities. We also plan for thoughtful growth in affordable family housing.


National Church Residences Home and Community Services Hospice address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of clients and their families as they cope with a life-limiting illness. Compassionate, comprehensive care for clients and their families is provided through a patient-centered approach, either in the client's home or in a home-like setting. Our services are designed to provide comfortable care in familiar surroundings. This personal approach incorporates both the client and family to create an individual plan that meets their needs and enhances life. Individual client goals are our goals.


Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Greater Columbus Metro AreaColumbus, OH 43215



  • Hospice Care
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Frequent visits as needed
  • Health and Safety Screenings including TB test and flu shot

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