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Remote Volunteers for Hospice Needed!

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Elara Caring- Des Plaines, IL

  • 9 people are interested


Elara Caring, one of the nation's largest providers of home-based and hospice care, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life companionship to local hospice patients and their families. We are currently recruiting volunteers in this service area, but in-person volunteer work will not start until restrictions are lifted.

We are currently providing several remote volunteer opportunities in the meantime! This includes:

  • Recording a book reading for patients who are unable to see friends and family members
  • Creating activity packets for patients and families and participating in a quarterly newsletter
  • Writing cards for families who have recently lost loved ones
  • Participating in monthly activities such as patient newsletters and healthcare worker appreciation projects
  • Creating memory quilts and scrapbooks in honor of patients on service

Hours are very flexible! You can choose from weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Typically, we ask you to donate an hour of your time once a week.

For any questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at kallison@elara.com

Thank you for choosing Elara Caring!

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About Elara Caring- Des Plaines, IL


1400 E Touhy Ave, Suite 160, Des Plaines, IL 60018, US

Mission Statement

Elara Caring: The Right Care, Right Place, Right Time: We encourage a philosophy of care that assists patients, caregivers, family and friends during the final stages of terminal illness. We promote dignity and emphasize quality of life for those who choose to enter the final stages of life in familiar surroundings with the ones they love.


Elara Caring (Elara.com) is one of the nation’s largest providers of home-based care, with a footprint in the Northeast, Midwest and South. Elara Caring provides the highest-quality comprehensive care continuum of personal care, skilled home health, hospice care and behavioral health. The company, comprised of 35,000 caregivers serving over 60,000 patients and their families daily, in 225 locations across 16 states, is focused on providing patients with the "right care, at the right time, in the right place."

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We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations in Vernon Hills and LibertyvillVernon Hills, IL 60061



  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Quilting
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, but usually an hour per week
  • A background check is required and fingerprinting once restrictions are lifted.

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