166 people are interested
Companion Care Volunteer - Holy Cross Hospital
ORGANIZATION: Catholic Hospice
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166 people are interested
Catholic Hospice, serving Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, is looking for Companion Care Volunteers. Companion Care Volunteers provide companionship to hospice patients and respite to caregivers by playing games with a patient, reading, singing songs, or simply just spending time with them. Patient visits are available 7 days a week from 9 am till 9 pm throughout Miami-Dade and Broward county. As a volunteer with Catholic Hospice, you will receive specialized training in serving hospice patients and ongoing support to meet the specific needs of terminally ill patients living in their own homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities, and medical centers. Volunteering with hospice does not have to be sad; it can be a truly uplifting experience. Volunteering can be one of the most rewarding experiences you may ever have. Taking a few hours out of your week to spend time with a hospice patient can make a profound difference in their life and yours.
After your initial contact expressing interest in this volunteer opportunity, I'll email you a volunteer application to be filled out. Requirements for all new volunteers are the following: submit to a drug screening, background screening, and TB (Tuberculosis) test, which is at the cost of Catholic Hospice. Additionally, potential volunteers must provide a copy of their Covid-19 vaccination card. If you're not vaccinated due to medical reasons, then a letter from your physician will allow you to be exempted from the requirement. Volunteer training is done once a month via zoom and you're expected to participate on one of the training dates. Once all requirements have been met, you're officially able to visit patients.
About Catholic Hospice
14875 NW 77 Avenue, Suite 100, Miami Lakes, FL 33014, US
Catholic Hospice provides comprehensive quality care for the terminally ill and their families in the spirit of the healing mission of Jesus. We are dedicated to preserving the dignity of individuals of all faiths, supporting those dealing with the challenges of death and bereavement, and fostering acceptance for transitions in life. Through education and example, Catholic Hospice gives testimony that dying is a sacred part of life’s journey which permits one’s life events to come together in a most profound way.
Catholic Hospice values the assistance of volunteers in all aspects of our operation. There is a place for everyone who feels a calling to help others. Whether you are looking for an opportunity as an individual or as part of an organization, we have a match that will meet your goals. Areas where volunteers can serve are:
4725 North Federal Highway5th Floor NorthFort Lauderdale, FL 33308
October 18, 2022
- Hospice Care
- Elder care
- People Skills
- Patient Care
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum of 4 Hours weekly