Teen Volunteers needed to make a difference in the life of hospice patients in Marshall County, AL
Encompass Health- Hospice of Albertville
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
Encompass Hospice in Marshall County has opportunities for students to earn volunteer hours with Volunteer Services. Volunteer Services' purpose is to touch lives by offering non-medical support to patients and their families. The hospice team includes staff and volunteers, who work together to improve their quality of life. Our volunteers make a difference in their lives through companionship, spiritual and emotional support, calls, visits, running errands, yardwork, celebrating holidays and numerous other ways.
Junior Volunteers are required to be at least 14 years old and complete training, a background check, 2-step TB skin test and drug screen all paid for by Encompass. Jr. Volunteers may assist in the office without an adult guardian present; the Volunteer Coordinator will provide appropriate supervision. Junior Volunteers must also have the ability to work independently, be organized, have a mature disposition, and the ability complete written documentation.
Junior Volunteers, who have direct contact with patients, must have an adult volunteer accompany them to a home or facility. The adult must complete the requirements to become a volunteer with Encompass. All volunteers must have reliable transportation. We adhere to CDC guidelines and provide appropriate PPE to volunteers. Volunteer commitment is ongoing, and flexible to volunteer’s schedule.
At this time volunteer will not enter the home but instead maintain social distancing, wear appropriate PPE provided by Encompass and only make no- contact "porch" visits.
If you would like to do a special project for patients, indirectly through arts, gifts, baking, food drives or in other ways please contact me. Although it is preferred, special project volunteers do not have to meet the above requirements. Projects can be completed at home, and delivered to our office. We welcome students, individuals, and families to participate.
The experience that students gain will be valuable, engaging, and make a huge impact to the patients and families. If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact me at 256-878-0787 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Encompass Health- Hospice of Albertville
9044 Highway 431 North, Albertville, AL 35950, US
At Encompass Health, we are committed to delivering the highest quality care to our patients. From inpatient rehabilitation to home-based care, we’re with our patients for every step of their post-acute journey. Our clinical collaboration and cutting-edge treatments ensure patients receive the best care for their needs at all times. We’re proud to say our approach helps patients achieve better outcomes. We believe integrated care delivery across the healthcare continuum is critical to achieving the best outcomes for patients. We exist to provide a better way to care that elevates expectations and outcomes.
Encompass Health-Hospice seeks kind individuals to support patients and families during a most difficult time.
At Encompass Health we foster a culture of compassion and collaboration encouraging and empowering each employee and volunteer to keep learning and growing together. Our compassionate end-of-life care is provided in the patient’s home, whether that is a home address, nursing home, assisted living community, independent living community or other location. It focuses on the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of both the individual patient and our patients’ loved ones: caregivers, spouses, children, extended family and friends.
Our experienced team understands the complexity of issues and feelings that surround hospice care and end of life. Our care process is designed to maximize our patient’s quality of life and offer our patients and their love ones comfort, support and guidance when facing a terminal illness
Our Goal is to provide a sense of dignity and peace for our patients, while controlling pain, minimizing discomfort and managing symptoms. We also prioritize emotional and spiritual needs, guiding our patients and their loved one through the end-of-life process.