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HOSPICE OF MARION COUNTY INC

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 8 people are interested

Patient Support Volunteers are vital partners with the rest of the Interdisciplinary team to surround the patient and family with the care & support they need.

Companion Visits are the most common visits with volunteers providing conversation with patients living alone or in a facility or if the caregiver is still present.

Respite Volunteers can sit with a hospice patient while the caregiver goes to a Dr. appointment, runs errands or takes a break. Respite volunteers are our NUMBER ONE volunteer need.

Transitions, a pre-Hospice Program, also needs volunteers to assist clients with respite, companionship, errands or transportation.

Errands or transport volunteers may assist to pick up groceries or other supplies, or take the patient to an appointment. Volunteers usually do not provide transport for family members to visit patients in facilities.

Lifestory volunteers provide a listening ear and help patients record life experiences and create a memory booklet.

Pet Peace of Mind Volunteers assist with the care of the patient’s pet(s). Limited to two per patient, dogs and cats only. This program is supported by donations. Volunteers assist with neutering, vet visits, grooming, pet food, or pet supplies. Handouts can be provided on adoption resources.

Pet Visitors bring their pet to visit patients to provide companionship and special attention.

Spiritual Care volunteers are assigned by chaplains to provide extra support for the spiritual needs of patients & families.

Vet-Vet assignments link veterans with volunteers who can share their military perspective.

Veterans Recognition Ceremonies recognize US honorable military service.

More opportunities with HOSPICE OF MARION COUNTY INC

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About HOSPICE OF MARION COUNTY INC

Location:

3231 SW 34TH AVE, OCALA, FL 34474, US

Mission Statement

To provide compassionate, exceptional end-of-life care to our community.

Description

Hospice of Marion County and its affiliated companies serve over 3500 local residents facing acute illness with expert medical care for symptom management, as well emotional and spiritual care for the patient and family. Volunteers visit patients in the home where most patient choose to remain. As a non-profit Hospice, the focus is on caring for the patient and family, even if they do have not insurance or ability to pay. Our Philanthropy efforts and Hospice Thrift Stores depend on volunteers and help provide for a high quality of care. The Joint Commission as well as Medicare's Hospice Compare recognize the outstanding care which is enabled by volunteer contributions of time, donations, and influence.

Over 20% of our patients are veterans, so volunteer veterans programs are quite important to caring for our patients who served in the military.
Specialty programs such as music, pets, spiritual care, comfort touch, and lifestory enhance the lives of patients who appreciate the special attention. Volunteers also serve in support roles at our Hospice Houses, in offices, deliver interoffice mail, and help with events.

Come and make a difference, make a friend!

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Ocala, FL 34474

(29.15619,-82.20399)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Animal Therapy
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Schedules are flexible once a week, once every two weeks, or once a month.
  • Fingerprinting and TB test required and paid for by Hospice. No fees to volunteers.

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