Respite Care - Hospice Volunteer

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Hospice of the Miami Valley

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Helping hands

Do you enjoy spending time with others? Do you like to meet new people? Hospice of the Miami Valley is seeking friendly volunteers who can provide respite for a caregiver of a hospice patient.

Respite volunteers are people who come into the home of a hospice patient to allow the caregiver to leave the patient for a few hours on a temporary/semi-regular basis. This gives the caregiver a chance to take a break for various reasons, including running errands, going to appointments, or taking personal time for themselves.

Respite volunteers provide non-medical companionship and supervision for patients in case something happens while the caregiver is away. Volunteers can enjoy a number of activities with a patient, including reading books, watching television, listening to music, playing board games, or simply having a conversation.

Volunteers are an important part of the Hospice team. Respite volunteers for HOMV offer support, companionship, and practical, caring help to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness. The help and support that our volunteers give is returned to them in countless ways.

This position offers flexibility in time commitment and schedule, but consistent availability to visit is ideal. Our Volunteer Coordinator will provide specialized training and will walk with you every step of the way. You will be supported in your role by a competent and caring group of nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains, and fellow volunteers. All supplies will be provided by Hospice.

Volunteers will report to our office in Troy. Volunteers are needed in communities within Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.

If you'd like to provide a much-needed break to caregivers in need, please call Volunteer Coordinator Rachel Davis at 937-524-2118 or email rachel.davis@homv.org.

"There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither."-Alan Cohen

10 More opportunities with Hospice of the Miami Valley

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

322 W Main StSuite BTroy, OH 45373

(40.04099,-84.20702)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, 1-3 hour blocks of volunteering.
  • Drug Screening & TB Test (Provided)

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