Artists Wanted for Hospice Art Therapy Program

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ORGANIZATION: ECHO Hospice of Orange County

Are you an art student, professional artist, or an individual who is highly skilled in art and wanting to make a positive difference in someone's life? Become one of ECHO Hospice's Art Therapy volunteers! Hospice patients are nearing the end of their lives and often due to their medical conditions have no creative expression available to them. Help provide them with a creative outlet expressing themselves.

The role of the art therapy volunteer is a special one where he/she will visit a patient's home to get to know them and will create a special work of art in-person for the patient and/or their family. This art piece will be something unique and personal for the patient and their families to treasure forever. The art piece could be whatever the patient wants...perhaps a sketch of their favorite animal, a drawing of a dream they once had, a watercolor of their favorite place, or an ink drawing of a special memory. Bring comfort and joy to the life of a hospice patient by sharing your artistic gift! General hospice orientation will be provided prior to patient contact.

Responsibilities:
* Visit patients at their homes to create custom works of art for them in-person

Qualifications:
* Be skilled in some form of art (drawing, painting, sketching, etc.)
* Reliable
* Personable
* Comfortable with end of life journeys
* Compassionate
* 18 years or older
* Valid driver's license and auto insurance
* Must be able to complete minimum of 25 hours of volunteering within first 90 days
* Must be able to pass background check, drug test, and TB test
* Must be willing to complete Volunteer Orientation training

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About ECHO Hospice of Orange County

Location:

765 The City Dr S, Suite 440, Orange, CA 92868, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Echo Hospice is to bring hope, support and life enriching care to those who face life's end. "Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. Radiate and give love and compassion, and love and compassion will return to you."

Description

Volunteers play a vital role in hospice care. They can provide companionship and help with activities that may enhance quality of life while bringing true joy to patients facing terminal illnesses. Volunteers are important and may help ease the burdens associated with end-of-life care for families and loved ones. While Volunteers provide companionship to patients, they can be of great support to their families. We also have other volunteer opportunities available in our programs such as, our Expressions Art Therapy, Pawsitive Pals Pet Therapy, or Music Therapy.

"The world is hugged by the faithful arms of Volunteers"-Terri Guillemets

*No prior medical knowledge is necessary.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Arts & Culture, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Orange, CA 92868

(33.78659,-117.8751)
 

SKILLS

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Visual Arts

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We will work with the patient and volunteer to create a visit schedule that accommodates both parties. Must be able to complete 25 hours of volunteering within the first 90 days
  • TB testing and drug testing free of charge. Must have a current driver's license and auto insurance

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