Want an easy way to make a big impact in someone's life?
Join our team of upbeat, big-hearted people who are dedicated to bringing peace to those with terminal illnesses.
Our volunteers are welcomed as respected members of the care team, whether they have a desire to help in our office or patients and their families directly by walking a patient's dog, garden, help patients write letters, sing/read to them, or just offer a friendly ear. Whether they work "up close and personal", or prefer to stay behind the scenes, we are happy to work around our volunteers' schedules.
Currently, training/interviews are done via in person or on Zoom. Training is informative, easy, and fun. It is designed to give volunteers the tools to be confident and comfortable working with our patients.
Death can actually be a beautiful process, given the right circumstances.
Having the gift of foresight that the end of their life is near, many people can finally make sense of their life story. Peace can be made with people and circumstances that have had a profound impact on individuals. Many who are in the process of dying have a unique perspective on what it means to be alive. We want to help them find meaning in every moment that they still have. We take our mission seriously, but we also have fun while partnering with our patients on their journey.
As your volunteer coordinator, I look forward to helping you add a meaningful, rewarding facet to your life!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Intrepid Hospice
4510 Holland Office Park, Suite 503, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, US
To provide the terminally ill and their families with care to allow the patient to remain at home as long as possible up to and including death, if that is the patient's desire. To promote physical, psychological, social and spiritual well being for the patient and their families through the integration of all hospice services. To encourage the patient to be actively involved in decision-making regarding care. To alleviate symptoms-physical, emotional, spiritual, psychosocial-enabling the patient and family to concentrate on quality of living. To provide short term respite care to relieve the caregiver/family. To reduce the cost of dying for the terminally ill. To continue to support the family after the patients death through visits, phone contacts, mailings, and through community bereavement groups. To provide service, support, and education for physicians, staff, volunteers, lay people, and clergy who care for the terminally ill.
Intrepid is looking for a few good men, women, teens, or seniors to make a difference as a hospice volunteer. Hospice volunteers are a work of the heart!
Volunteers are a vital part of the hospice process. Many volunteers are introduced to hospice through the death of a family member, but nearly 20% of volunteers are new to hospice. Volunteers consistently report that helping the terminally ill through hospice is not about dying but about living.
Hospice volunteers help in a variety of ways. Some examples of volunteering include (but are not limited to):
Patient Comfort- this includes direct patient care such as visiting with, listening to, reading, or singing with the patient.
Caregiver Support-Volunteers allow family caregivers to take a break and get some time away from their home. Caregivers and families also appreciate a visit from someone who understands and is willing to listen.
Bereavement Support-Volunteers can work with bereavement staff to assist with mailings, phone calls, or support groups.
Administrative-this could include helping with clerical or simple office duties.
Professional-Such as nurses, physicians, or therapist to provide massage, pet, or music therapy.
Intrepid would love to see you become part of our team. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you make a difference in people’s lives.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
4510 Holland Office ParkSuite 501Virginia Beach, VA23452
January 5, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
You tell us what you are willing to commit to. Most of our volunteers spend anywhere from 1 to 4 hours with patient visits a couple of times a month. Our office volunteers usually come in a few hours a week.