People helping people - that's what being a hospice volunteer is all about!
Hospice volunteers are a vital part of the hospice concept. Of all the hospice team member’s time, the volunteer’s is considered the most valuable in terms of all-around benefit to the patient. Volunteers play a significant role in reducing the effects of suffering in hospice patients, their families and caregivers. The work you will do as a hospice companion volunteer creates good will in the community, and there is no way to fully measure that.
If you have a passion for caring for others and are looking for a way to make a difference in people’s lives, I encourage you to become a hospice volunteer. Ask any of our patients, and they will likely tell you the volunteers who visit them touch their hearts. They look forward to the visits and the compassionate care that volunteers bring.
Hospice Companion Volunteer opportunities include:
- Patient visits (at home or in facility)
- Comfort in the last hours of life
- Phone calls
- Craft donations
- Play games
- Read a book
- Participate in life review
- Be present while a caregiver rests
- Remember special days
- Laugh with a patient
- Hold their hand while the rest
Volunteers visit with patients at least once a week, for 1-2 hours at time. Becoming a hospice volunteer can feel like a big step, and we’re here to help. We support all our volunteers with an extensive orientation and training program. The training program is designed to teach you the following: How the hospice care team works, and your role in it. Helpful hints for being a successful volunteer. Communication skills and managing stress. The psychological, social and spiritual needs of hospice patients, as well as how to provide grief and bereavement support.
Safety is our #1 priority, so a background check and health history will need to be completed. All Aurora employees, including volunteers, are required to be fully vaccinated (COVID & Flu).
Please reach out directly to Aurora Health at Home Volunteer Coordinator, Tara Arndt, for more information and to begin the process!
About Aurora Health at Home Hospice
931 Discovery Rd, Green Bay, WI 54311, US
The Aurora Health at Home mission is to help you live well by bringing the future of health care to you, in the place you call home.
Aurora Health at Home combines passion with purpose. Turn to Aurora Health at Home’s hospice program for medical care, comfort and support if you or a loved one needs compassionate end of life care. Our hospice professionals work with people of all ages and their families to provide peace and dignity. They thrive on the relationships that develop as they help you live well.
Brown CountyGreen Bay, WI 54311
October 8, 2021
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training