Job Title: Comfort Companion
Purpose: Comfort companions are friendly visitors to patients who reside either at home or in a facility. Comfort companions spend time with hospice patients, engaging them in conversation, reading, watching TV, and generally serving as a friendly and calming presence. Comfort companions fill an important need for lonely patients or for caregivers who need a short respite.
- Provides company and conversation to hospice patients
- Is a trusted presence that puts caregivers and patients at ease
- May perform small household tasks as requested
Time Commitment: One day per month (min.), 2 hour shifts, for a minimum of 6 months plus 4-6 hours of hospice volunteer training and annual online inservices.
Qualifications: Kind, empathetic, respectful, punctual, and safety conscious
Support: Training for this position will be provided.
Dress Code: Casual
- Elder care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training