Sacred Journey Hospice
The Vigil Volunteer will provide social and emotional care to terminally ill patients in the active stages of dying. The responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:
- providing physical presence and emotional support
- calling for clinical support if patient shows signs of pain or if death appears imminent
- providing emotional support to any family present with patient
- assisting patients with any hands-off needs they may have.
Sacred Journey requires volunteering in one of our other volunteer positions for three months prior to becoming eligible for the Vigil Volunteer position. Please see our other volunteer postings if you have not volunteered with us before:
- Companionship/Caregiver Support Volunteer
- IPU Support Volunteer
- Facility Support Volunteer
The Vigil Volunteer is expected to adhere to all policies, procedures and regulations regarding patient care and follow guidelines for universal precautions.
Sacred Journey Hospice is currently still seeking volunteers for this position and has implemented policies to ensure that staff, volunteers and patients are protected from COVID-19. Additionally, volunteers will currently only be visiting patients in their homes.
About Sacred Journey Hospice
4165 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022, US
The mission of Sacred Journey Hospice is to provide compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and families while enabling them to live with dignity and comfort as they cope with issues related to a life-limiting illness. Our values: Integrity; Outstanding patient and family care; Accountability; Open, honest, courteous communication; Compassion; Growth; Have fun
Sacred Journey Hospice has been locally owned and operated since its creation in 2001. Founded by four oncology nurses and a physician assistant who saw a need in the community, Sacred Journey was the first hospice in our area and remains one of the longest running and most experienced hospices in Atlanta. We have created a welcoming and caring environment in our inpatient unit and our clinical team provides compassionate care in your home or ours. In 2016, Jack Draughon became the President and owner, and we remain locally owned and operated with several of the founders still active in day to day operations and with active RN licenses. Both we and our non-profit arm, the Sacred Journey Hospice Foundation, support our local community through educational programs, scholarships, and events.