The mission of the Compassionate Companion program of Forbes Hospital is to provide comfort and companionship during the final hours of life.
Compassionate Companions is a ministry of the Pastoral Care Department, Volunteer Resources and the Shared Governance Operations Committee. The program seeks to provide the gift of human presence to patients in their final hours.
We offer extensive training to give you the support you need to be a Compassionate Companion.
We ask that you be able to:
Complete a volunteer application.
Complete a background check
Adhere to the policies and procedures of Forbes Hospital
Ability to commit to a three hour shift when the need arises
Access to email/telephone.
To apply to be a Compassionate Companion please visit ahn.org, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on volunteer. Complete the Volunteer Application.
You will be contacted within 48 hours of submitting your application.
If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Resource Department at 412-858-2578
- Reading Comprehension
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Three hour shift
- Tuberculosis screening - pd for by the hospital