Hearts of Service Hospice Volunteer
What it Means to be a Hearts of Service Volunteer
Each day our care team is joined by specially trained Hearts of Service Volunteers who exemplify compassionate hearts and serve our patients and families with grace during one of the most sacred times of life’s journey. Our Hearts of Service Volunteers touch the lives of our patients and their families by offering the gift of time. Their presence often results in becoming a friend to connect with and a hand to hold. They can also provide respite to exhausted family members.
We have found the gift of time from our Hearts of Service Volunteers has made a huge difference in the lives of our patients and families. The simple act of sitting with a patient or making a trip to the grocery store can brighten the day of those we serve. You can be a part of this too.
Interim Healthcare Hospice offers a spectrum of Hearts of Service Volunteer opportunities. We strive to ensure our volunteers are prepared to serve by offering a comprehensive orientation process, continuing education and ongoing support. Whether you are Hearts of Service Volunteer helping behind the scenes with office work or visiting one-on-one with our patients and families-you are a valued member of our Interim Hospice team.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application. Or you may contact our Volunteer Coordinator by calling 719-314-4868 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Process to Become a Hearts of Service Volunteer
Our Hearts of Service Volunteer opportunities are endless, ranging from visiting with patients, running errands for families, clerical work or bereavement support. All our Hearts of Service Volunteers begin with comprehensive training on what it means to work with the dying, and how we provide quality care for them through Interim Hospice. Our training includes areas of patient care, family dynamics, the dying process, bereavement, communication and more. Becoming a Hearts of Service Volunteer is a commitment, and it is our charge to provide specialized hospice training and support you need to feel comfortable and to succeed-we even mentor our volunteers in the area in which they choose to work.
Our Hearts of Service Volunteers decide on the amount of time each is willing to gift to us, and they have the choice to have personal contact with patient and families or to solely provide indirect care supporting the hospice team. Either way, all efforts are appreciated and needed.Requirements of Becoming a Hearts of Service Volunteer
- Submit a Hearts of Service Volunteer Application
- Interview with Interim’s Volunteer Coordinator
- Authorize a background check
- Agree to have TB screening
- COVID-19 Training & Testing
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training
About Interim Healthcare
1901 N. Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, US
Interim Hospice provides quality emotional, spiritual, psychosocial, and physical services at end of life through comfort, care, and choice.
Interim Healthcare of Colorado Springs has been locally owned and in business since 1976, providing hospice care, home and personal care, and supportive and palliative care services. We believe in maximizing the quality of life when the time remaining is limited by offering the best in medical and nursing care, using state-of-the-art symptom management to control symptoms and promote comfort. Our volunteers add value to the social, emotional and spiritual support provided by our team of social workers and chaplains by providing companionship for patients, respite support for families, or helpful assistance in our office.
1901 N. Union BlvdColorado Springs, CO 80909
September 21, 2021
- Massage Therapy
- Administrative Support
- Animal Therapy
- Music Therapy
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- at least 4 hours per month
- Will need to pass a federally mandated drug screen - this does include marijuana.