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ORGANIZATION: HealthONE Hospice and Family Care

  • 10 people are interested

Do you love to read? Do you want to make a positive difference in our community? Become a hospice volunteer and share your love of reading with one of our patients. We are looking for someone like you who loves to read and can share some time and talent with a patient. You get specialized hospice training from our staff and get to make someone's life a little better-- their life and your life. Seriously inquiries only, please. **Must be able to pass a drug screen, background check, TB test, and successfully complete orientation.**

Contact CJ Pharr, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information. 719-268-2582 or cesslie.ladehoffpharr@hcahealthcare.com

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About HealthONE Hospice and Family Care

Location:

Multiple locations throughout Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, US

Mission Statement

Our hospice volunteers make a tremendous and positive difference in the lives of hospice patients, their families, our staff-- everyone they meet. You are specifically trained to support the hospice patient in a variety of ways: help in our admin office, sit with patients, play cards, play an instrument, sing, tell jokes, talk with families, provide spiritual care, or even sit vigil with an actively dying person. Our hospice volunteers provide compassionate companionship to those facing terminal illness.

Description

We put the patient and family first, and we recognize our staff make a positive difference in their lives. Hospice Volunteers provide compassionate companionship in a variety of ways to hospice patients throughout the Colorado Springs area. Self-paced training and flexible scheduling. For Patient Safety: must pass a background check, drug screen, 2-step TB test. Possess a valid driver's license and current insurance (if you drive to patient's location).

CAUSE AREAS

Faith-Based
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Faith-Based, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Colorado Springs areaColorado Springs, CO 80906

(38.7665,-104.88049)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Reading / Writing
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • volunteers usually spend an hour a week reading to their patient(s). depending on your schedule, you could spend up to four hours a week reading to patients
  • love of reading, compassion, audible speaking voice, articulate. Must pass background check, drug screen, TB test, and complete orientation

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