At Solace Hospice we have an ever-growing need for volunteers who have a couple of hours each week or month to give. Currently we have the greatest need for:
Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteers respectfully celebrate patients who are veterans, recognizing their contributions to America's freedom, say 'thank you' for a job well done and by helping us with a Veteran Pinning Ceremony honoring each Veteran admitted to our service. These volunteers must be military personnel, past or present. We also attend a Veteran Coffee Hour at facilities once a month for Veterans who love to talk to other Veterans and share their military experience.
Patient Volunteers serve as a friend or companion to a patient, helping harmoniously within his or her given family structure. Volunteers develop their own schedules along with the patient and or family depending on the volunteers availability. Volunteer hours are determined by the Volunteers availability.
Patient Support Volunteers, like patient Family Support Volunteers, also serve as a friend or companion and helper to Solace patients, but in group homes or assisted living facilities rather than in a private home. According to the need and or desire, volunteers may visit with patients in both types of locations. Volunteer hours are based on their availability.
Special Projects Volunteers can be done with or for patients (for small groups or individuals) such as board games, Word Search, Crossword or jigsaw puzzles. Good Listeners who would love to document patient’s life stories, often as a memoir for family or help with a scrapbook to document life events and as a way to talk about their memories, and more, according to your desire and imagination.
Administrative Volunteers assist staff with general office duties associated with special projects, mailings, or calling patients due to being homebound due to Covid.
Eleventh Hour Volunteers provide a caring presence for patients nearing death, including emotional support, spiritual support and comfort measures. May also provide support for loved ones of patients that are imminent or in crisis.
If you don’t see a position you'd enjoy, WE STILL NEED YOU! Call Barb Lease, Volunteer Coordinator, at 602-888-7037 and we'll explore the possibilities.