Caring Presence Patient Companion Volunteer with Hospice of Central Ohio

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ORGANIZATION: RSVP AmeriCorps Seniors

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Volunteer with Hospice of Central Ohio to provide non-medical companionship, and provide an empathetic presence for a patient for up to four hours at a time. Due to this volunteer position, patients who might otherwise pass alone have the reassuring presence of a fellow human being who is trained to provide non-medical, attentive, and compassionate care during the active dying process. Where applicable, the Volunteer also provides support to caregivers and family members who may be present during this time. Volunteers consistently employ active listening skills and the ability to provide quiet, reassuring presence. Volunteers will record information as appropriate, and inform/notify Hospice of Central Ohio paid staff of important information per their volunteer training.

To volunteer, join the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) a volunteer program exclusive to Ohio residents in Franklin County ages 55 years and older. We match volunteers ages 55+ with nonprofits in their community that either need or rely on volunteers to be able to provide their services. Funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and part of AmeriCorps Seniors, VANTAGE Aging’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 years and over. We partner with nonprofit agencies to match these older adults to their volunteer opportunities. RSVP projects link the skills of the volunteers with the identified needs of the community. We think of ourselves as the 'center hub' for our volunteers looking for opportunities. We offer many wonderful incentives and perks to our team of RSVP volunteers, this program is free and so rewarding to be a part of.

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About RSVP AmeriCorps Seniors

Location:

752 High St. #2, Worthington, OH 43085, US

Mission Statement

Promoting a positive perspective on aging.

Description

Our Vision

Every older adult has the opportunity to live a healthy life and age with independence, purpose and dignity.

RSVP Volunteer Program

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) connects volunteers age 55 and older with opportunities to serve their community. VANTAGE RSVP is available in Delaware, Franklin, Summit, Medina, Geauga, Wayne and Hamilton Counties.

As the largest volunteer network for older adults in the nation, RSVP matches volunteers with organizations where their time, interest, talents, knowledge, and experience are most effectively utilized to meet important needs in our community.




CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Columbus, OH 43220

(40.05063,-83.06835)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers in this position agree to be assigned during stated times of availability, estimated volunteer hours per month are 8 hours.
  • Volunteers must complete a multi-class New Volunteer Training. At least six months' experience being a Patient Companion volunteer is preferred, or with the permission of Volunteer Services.

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