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Encompass Health Hospice Volunteer

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Encompass Health

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Volunteers are an integral part of our hospice program and there are countless ways to volunteer. We have volunteers that visit with patients in order to provide companionship or provide the caregiver much needed respite; create music playlists for those suffering from dementia; light housework; walk the dog; clerical work in the office like scrap booking, sending bereavement mailers, running errands, and celebrating birthdays and anniversaries with patients, just to name a few. Volunteers often connect with patients on a deep, personal level, which provides the hospice care team with valuable insights.

All volunteers complete a training in order to

  • Understand the hospice philosophy
  • Understand the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the patients and families.
  • Communicate with patients and families.Currently, on our volunteer team, we have a harpist, flautist, realtor, dog therapist, a dog companion, university students, homemakers and retirees. Some of our volunteers are medical professions students and are here to gain knowledge and experience. Encompass is a preceptor for Idaho State University.Join us for the most fulfilling volunteer work you will ever experience.
  • If you were to ask a hospice volunteer what it is like to give their time to a dying person and their family, they would tell you it is about living life to its fullest. It is an honor to be a part of someone's final stages of this life. It is most rewarding to know that you brought a measure of quality to that life.
  • Shadowing nurses, social workers, and chaplains is part of the training program. There is also a quarterly in-service for continuing education.

    Currently, on our volunteer team, we have a harpist, flautist, realtor, dog therapist, a dog companion, university students, homemakers and retirees. Some of our volunteers are medical professions students and are here to gain knowledge and experience. Encompass is a preceptor for Idaho State University.

    If you were to ask a hospice volunteer what it is like to give their time to a dying person and their family, they would tell you it is about living life to its fullest. It is an honor to be a part of someone's final stages of this life. It is most rewarding to know that you brought a measure of quality to that life.

    Join us for the most fulfilling volunteer work you will ever experience.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Maynard Volunteer Coordinator

208-220-2669

Jennifer.Maynard@encompasshealth.com

More opportunities with Encompass Health

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Encompass Health

Location:

1479 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201, US

Mission Statement

At Encompass Health, we believe hospice is not a place, but rather a philosophy of care. Our goal is to bring dignity and comfort home by offering compassionate care to patients and their families during the final stages of life. .

Description

Encompass Health is looking for patient companions, clerical, musical, PAWS program to provide the patients with the best possible care during their final months and weeks of life. Volunteers provide non-medical services and respite time for caregivers and family members. As a hospice volunteer, you will be given choices as to how much and what types of things you want to do.

A few ways you can help as a hospice volunteer is by running errands for patients and families, playing games or reading with patients, walking and caring for family pets, or even creating a photo album of the patient and their family.

For more information, please contact: Jennifer Maynard Volunteer Coordinator 208-220-2669

Animals
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

183 VISTA DRIVEPocatello, ID 83201

(42.87936,-112.42399)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Animal Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment is very flexible. Our volunteers set their own schedule. Volunteer for an hour a month to 5 hours a week.
  • Encompass Health is seeking volunteers that are compassionate, possess great listening skills and are dependable.

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