Ascend Hospice is looking for Volunteers to be trained to become an AscEND of Life Doula.
As a nonmedical End of Life Doula you will provide Companionship, Support, Presence, and Deep Listening for the patient and family in these final hours. You will sit at bedside, hold a hand, wipe the brow with a cool cloth, talk with the patient and family, read a favorite poem, help the family engage with the patient and listen to family stories. Your presence will have a stabilizing effect.
Please note to become an End of Life Doula you must become a companion volunteer before you are eligible for the Doula training. Once ready for the Doula Training you will commit to attending an 8 hour workshop, online training, and monthly mentoring calls during your training period. Once trained we ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours a month. When you have reached 100 volunteer hours, and completed the requirements of the doula training, you will receive an End of Life Doula Certification.
Please note references, background checks, and some medical clearance is needed to become a volunteer.
Due to the time and training involved in this position we ask that the volunteer commits to volunteer for a year. Please note this would NOT be good for a student. Must be 21+ to become a Doula.
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Hospice volunteers bring comfort, joy and love to patients who are terminally ill through their actions.
Men, women and teens of all ages and backgrounds join the hospice team to offer services to patients in their homes or in nursing facilities. Volunteers simply need a caring heart and a willingness to serve. The extensive volunteer training program provides them with an awareness of patient's needs and prepares them to participate with the hospice team.