By Your Side Volunteers provide comfort and compassion at the bedside of an actively dying hospice patient. BYS Volunteers provide relief for the family&/or a caring presence to a patient who does not have family at bedside. These Volunteers assist us in meeting our goal for no patient to die alone.
BYS Volunteers go through our general Patient/Family Care Volunteer training and then an additional direct By Your Side training. These Volunteers are part of a "calling tree" and may be contacted Monday through Friday between 8am - 8pm. Typically Volunteers receive just 1-2 calls per month to serve and only do so if they are able. BYS volunteers sit for a 1-2 hour vigil and are relived by staff or family. Each volunteer provides their availability and will not be called if it is during a time they have marked as unavailable.
Due to COVID-19 we are unable to visit patients in-person at this time; we do have volunteers who are making cards or phone calls.
About Elara Caring Hospice - Lawrence & Baldwin City
Area Nursing Facilities, Lawrence, KS 66049, US
Elara Caring Hospice is committed to providing the highest quality care to all people facing end of life issues. We utilize our caring team of hospice volunteers to enhance the lives of hospice patients and their families.
Elara Caring Hospice is looking for individuals to join our team of volunteers!
Training provided- Several options include:
Hospice Patient Visits
Running errands for patients or caregivers
Assisting in the office
Becoming a Caring Friend
Delivering Birthday Balloons to Hospice Patients
Taking your pet to visit Hospice Patients
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
Patient's residence or Nursing FacilityLawrence, KS66049
April 1, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
2 step TB test provided by our organization, Initial Drug Test required