Make a difference in the live of a hospice patient become a hospice volunteer
Home Hospice Volunteers: Home hospice volunteers serve patients in their homes, which may be a house, an assisted living facility, or an independent living facility. The volunteer generally provides caregiver respite and/or patient companionship. The schedule for these visits varies greatly, and is typically arranged between the family and volunteer, based on the family's needs and the volunteer's availability. The time commitment also varies, but a volunteer generally offers two to four hours per week to the family.
Healing Arts Volunteers: Healing arts volunteers may be licensed message therapists, have a pet who is certified to visit patients, practice aromatherapy, music therapy, a Reiki practitioner, or an art therapist. Healing arts volunteers may practice in patient homes or facilities.
Other Talented Volunteers: Do you have a special gift or skill that isn't listed above and would like to join our team?
About Suncrest Hospice
14100 San Pedro, Suite 300, San Antonio, TX 78232, US
Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care and customer service to our patients, their families and our referring sources. We believe that exceptional clinical care must include clear communication, a commitment to exceeding customer expectations, and a dedication to deliver services with passion and integrity. We are committed to maintaining a team comprised of the most talented and compassionate professionals in the industry. As our greatest asset, our team supports each other, takes complete ownership of their duties, and continually seeks to enhance their education and personal character. Suncrest will reach its goals under the direction of leaders who seek to serve, an office staff that supports, and a philosophy that growth is only achieved through the greatest efforts of the entire team.
Volunteers are essential members of the patient’s hospice care team. Volunteers are trained to listen, care, and provide companionship for out patients during this important time in their lives. Through careful screening and orientation, our volunteers understand the hospice philosophy to provide as much comfort and quality of life to our patients as possible.
Volunteers participate on the team visits which may include reading to patients, doing crafts, taking them outside in their wheelchair, accompanying them to a meal, writing letters, and sometimes simply by sitting quietly next to a patient’s bed. All of our volunteers are trained to provide companionship, and some of them bring extra areas of skill with them, such as massage, music, and energy work. A volunteer may also choose to help out with administrative tasks in the office.
It is our goal to provide a volunteer for every patient who would like companionship. We are always looking for passionate, caring people who would like to give of themselves in this capacity.