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Befriender | North Austin Area | Hospice Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Magnolia Hospice Austin

  • 16 people are interested

** Because our patients are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 volunteers are not currently able to visit patients. We would love to get your application processed, have you attend our Zoom orientation and get you "paper ready" so you are ready to volunteer when we are able to visit patients once again. BUT I want to be completely clear, there is no way to know when volunteers will be allowed back into care facilities and patients homes. **

Befrienders:
Do you have an hour a week to befriend someone with a terminal diagnosis? Many hospice patients have outlived their family and friends or have very little support at the end of their life.

Did you see the story on FB about the 90 year old woman who left a note asking her neighbor to be her friend? It was heart wrenching to me. Her note said:

"...Would you consider to become my friend? I am 90 years old - live alone and all my friends have passed away. I am so lonesome and scared."

There is no greater gift than the gift of presence. Someone to walk beside. We offer training and then assign you a patient that lives near you. Most of our volunteers visit their patients once a week for about an hour. Volunteers visit, read, play games, play music, etc. No hands on care, just being a friend. If you are interested please email to hold a spot in our next training. Our only criteria is that you not have a personal loss in the last 12 months. Thank you for having the heart to serve others.

E-mail or call Tonya at 888.976.0788 or TEisenhauer@magnoliahospice.com.

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About Magnolia Hospice Austin

Location:

1421 Wells Branch Pkwy, Suite 105, Pflugerville, TX 78660, US

Mission Statement

Magnolia Hospice is a community-based, progressive organization committed to providing the highest quality end-of-life care to patients and their families

Description

Magnolia Hospice offers comprehensive, specialized medical care to address the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often affects terminally ill individuals. Our experienced team puts compassion first to deliver thoughtful end-of-life care personalized for each patient.

WHY BECOME A HOSPICE VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers are the heart and soul of hospice and provide an invaluable component to compassionate care by simply sharing their time, talents, and presence. Volunteering with hospice offers a unique opportunity to make a profound impact at the end of someone's life. Becoming a Magnolia Volunteer could be the most meaningful and rewarding thing you ever do!

"The last good thing that may happen in someone's life is a hospice volunteer." -Unknown

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Nursing Facilities/Resident's HomesRound Rock, TX 78664

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • 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
  • After orientation serve about an hour a week
  • Opportunities in homes and facilities around Round Rock, Texas.

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