Give Family Members of Hospice Patients Time to Rest!!
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Heartland Hospice is seeking kind, compassionate, and dependable volunteers to provide respite for family members of our hospice patients. As a hospice volunteer, you will be an important part of the hospice team. As a Relief Sitting Friendly Volunteer, you can provide much-needed break to your patients families or their caregivers. Many of these caregivers are not able to leave the house as many patients require 24 hour care and are not able to be left alone. Respite Sitters help by providing caregivers a chance to go grocery shopping and run errands, go get a haircut or to a doctors appointment, or even as simple as allowing them to get a couple hours rest and relaxation without worrying no one is with their loved one. As a Relief sitter, it will also give the patients a friendly face with someone new. Volunteers can:
- Sit and talk
- Reading and writing with the patient
- Playing games
- Sharing hobbies
- Playing music
- Watching TV/Movies with patient
- Helping with household needs
-And Much Much More!!!
We provide full training in Hospice philosophy and volunteer duties. Orientation and on-going training provided! Background and reference check required. Volunteer will be driving to patients home for visits, so you will need a reliable mode of transportation. We can work with you schedule!
Volunteers must be 18 years or older to volunteer directly with patients. No previous training or volunteer work required. We are not taking any court ordered community service volunteers. You must have your own reliable vehicle and be willing to travel to visit patients. Below is a list of the communities that we serve:
Counties Served: Richmond City, Chesterfield, Henrico, Goochland, Hanover, New Kent, Powhatan, Colonial Heights City, Hopewell City, Petersburg City, Louisa, Amelia, Caroline, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, King and Queen, King William, Prince George.
If you feel the call to serve in this capacity, we welcome your willingness to serve.
About Heartland Hospice
10800 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 303, Richmond, VA 23235, US
We believe that our mission is to enrich lives by providing high quality services and products. That begins with every life we encounter: our employees, our patients and those who love and care for them, the communities in which we operate, our stakeholders and those who are yet to become our customers. GUIDING PRINCIPLES Our purpose is to serve. Our priority is to grow. Our commitment is to lead. OUR PURPOSE IS TO SERVE - Serve our patients and their families - Serve our employees - Serve our owner(s) and stakeholders - Serve our communities OUR PRIORITY IS TO GROW - Grow our services - Grow our census to serve more people - Grow our business and improve our results - Grow our employees OUR COMMITMENT IS TO LEAD - Lead with integrity and honesty - Lead responsibly - Lead change and improvement - Lead with vision
Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice serves the residents of the Richmond Metro Area. The Hospice component provides quality service to individuals with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
We'll work with your schedule.
10800 Midlothian TpkeSuite 303Richmond, VA 23235
- Elder care
- Bereavement Support
- Hospice Care
- Veteran Care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 6+ Months, 4 hours minimum monthly