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Direct Patient Volunteer with The Denver Hospice - Douglas County

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ORGANIZATION: The Denver Hospice

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The Denver Hospice, founded in 1978, is the region's leading, largest and most trusted nonprofit provider of life-enhancing hospice and palliative care. Our skilled teams are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and care for patients wherever they reside - in their own homes, skilled-care facilities, hospitals or at our own Inpatient Care Center at Lowry.

We are looking for volunteers specifically in the Douglas County area who want to give back to their community members facing a life-limiting illness and end-of-life transition. This can include visiting with patients, letter writing, playing cards, reading, and providing emotional support. Our greatest time of need is weekdays, however, evening and weekend volunteer placements are available.

We ask that all volunteers:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are able to commit to volunteering for 1 year, a minimum of 2-3 times per month
  • Complete an application
  • Attend an in-person interview and training. These are held at our Administrative Offices in Glendale, CO but then you are paired with patients closer to your home and community. Please note: fee required for payment of a Criminal Background Check
  • Submit monthly and as-needed documentation of all volunteer hours, regardless of role
  • Complete yearly documentation requirements, including flu vaccination
  • Advance hospice-related knowledge by completing 1 training or educational based learning each year

Please contact our Volunteer Engagement Department at 303-228-5610 or volunteers@care4denver.org to apply.

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About The Denver Hospice

Location:

8289 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230, US

Mission Statement

Our mission, values, beliefs and not-for-profit status are key to our ability to provide the consistently high-quality, compassionate care that is the hallmark of The Denver Hospice. Our Mission: Our Mission is to encircle those facing advanced illness with unprecedented levels of comfort, compassion and expertise. Our Values: Assume Positive Intent Respect Safety Choice Compassion Efficiency Our Beliefs: We believe in more. We believe no matter where you are in life’s journey, you deserve to get the most out of every day. We believe you should have more opportunities to create memories and moments of joy. We believe in less pain and more quality of life. We believe your wishes should be heard and respected We are here to give you more. It’s not just our job, it’s our calling. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. The Denver Hospice. More from life.

Description

The Denver Hospice provides high-quality hospice and palliative care services for patients with advanced illnesses and injuries. Headquartered in metropolitan Denver area, we support patients and families throughout nine Colorado counties. The heart of this specialized care is the belief that every individual has the right to die pain-free and with dignity. To help ensure that outcome, The Denver Hospice care model brings together a team of skilled professionals - experts in medicine, nursing, pain management, integrative therapies and psychological and spiritual support - to provide care customized to each individual’s needs and wishes. The patient’s loved ones receive support as well.

We are a not-for-profit organization. Our mission-driven commitment puts patients above profit and translates to more time, attention and experts dedicated to every person who needs our services, wherever and whenever they need us. In 1978, our founders, Carolyn Jaffe, RN and Peter Van Arsdale, PhD, recognized the need for comprehensive, expert and collaborative care for those facing aging, serious illness and grief. They assisted us in securing initial funding and laying the ground work for us to become what we are today - a nationally-recognized, best-practice model. Our personalized care supports mind, body and spirit, giving our patients and their families control over their lives with dignity, joy and unparalleled experience and support.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Douglas CountyCastle Rock, CO 80108

(39.45049,-104.86881)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Community Outreach
  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 times per month, hours vary

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