ANGEL Volunteers - Alliance of Neighbors Giving End of Life Support
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
1 person is interested
The ANGEL program was born out of a desire to provide extended support to patients and their families as they reach the final stage of "life's journey". The ANGELS are a "special forces" division of our volunteer base. They have been specially trained to provide emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families during the last days and / or hours of life. Primarily, they provide a physical presence by just being there to help in any way that is needed. It is not unusual for the hospice nurse and other members of the TEAM (social worker, chaplain) to be present during the patient's last hours. We have found that some of our patients, did not have family or friends available or nearby and that there was a great need for extra support, so that patients did not have to die alone. We invite you to become an ANGEL and give the gift of compassionate presence.
Volunteer training plus additional ANGEL training
Willing to commit to volunteering in 4 hour blocks of time per assignment
On-call 1 - 2 x per month
Participation in quarterly meetings for continued education and support
Background check with fingerprinting
Compassus provides training and there is not cost to the volunteer.
About Compassus Hospice
35904 South Highway 82, Vinita, OK 74301, US
The mission of Compassus is to provide high-quality and compassionate hospice care to improve quality of life for patients and their families.
Awarded Commmunity Health Accreditation Partner status under the hospice standards of excellence. Compassus is a post-acute care company advancing the well-being and honoring the dignity of those it serves, helping make the world a better place one family at a time. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Compassus provides hospice services through a network of community-based programs with more than 125 locations in 30 states across the U.S. Compassus was founded in 2006, but has roots in hospice reaching back to 1979. The mission is to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing serious or terminal illness by supporting them with a common culture focused on three core values: compassion, integrity, and excellence.