Hospice Companion Volunteers - Atlanta, Austell, Powder Springs, Douglasville
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Bristol Hospice is in need of Patient Companion Volunteers in the Atlanta, South Atlanta, West Atlanta area. The need is immediate.
We go where are patients are, home, assisted living facility, nursing homes, memory care units. There is travel involved.
If you have a love of helping patients and families of the terminally ill then lets talk.
In order to be considered you must be:
- 18 years old or older
- Be able to travel to where the Patient currently lives
- Pass background check ( we pay for that)
- Pass drug test and TB test (we pay for that)
- Be CPR certified (you will not have to give CPR and we pay for the CPR course)
- Complete your on line Relias training modules
- Be able to come to attend an orientation
We also have a need for a SUB GROUP of VIGIL VOLUNTEERS WHO SIT WITH THE ACTIVLY DYING PATIENT. Same requirements as above. There is travel involved and the schedule is AS NEEDED.
What is a VIGIL VOLUNTEER?
They are a specially trained group who volunteer to sit with people who have hours to live.
All Vigil Volunteers are specifically called to go wherever people are dying, nursing homes, ALF's PCH, memory care units, and private homes. There is travel involved.
Sometimes, the people they visit are conscious, but often, the patients are unable to communicate. we do not want our patient's to ever have to leave this world alone. Many times hospice patients have no family, many are out of state and trying to get here, some have said their goodbyes, some families just need added support during the transition of their loved one. Whatever the case may be we want to be able to give that gift of presence. Music therapy is something we would like to offer so if you play an instrument let me know. to be considered you must be able to go out on short notice, sit at least three hour shifts, be calm, committed and be comfortable with the dying. You do not have to have any medical experience. 18 years or older, men and women welcome. We need Vigil Volunteers needed to cover - Cobb County, Fulton, Dekalb, Carroll, Gwinnett, North Fulton and Cherokee counties. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, let’s talk!
We'll work with your schedule.
2849 Paces Ferry Road SESuite 380Atlanta, GA 30339
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- Elder care
- Music Therapy
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Committed to visiting patient's for 1 hour visits
- Mature, Dependable, Committed, Comfortable with the terminally ill, be ok to go to nursing homes