Hospice Bedside Vigil Volunteer - Northeast Ohio
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At the very end of life, one of the most important ways we bring comfort is simply by being a calm presence with the dying: holding a hand, saying comforting words. We are looking for volunteers who share this beautiful vision. Some of our patients have no loved ones at the end of life or have been estranged from families; others have families that need extra emotional support. We believe that no one should have to die alone. Would you consider joining our team of compassionate volunteers to sit with patients in their final hours?
You don't need to be a skilled professional to help. We need calm and kind-spirited volunteers who are willing to sit one-on-one at the bedside as someone is actively dying. Training is provided. You can make a difference with just your presence!
Vigil volunteers need to travel and should be flexible on service location, as we have patients throughout Cuyahoga and Summit counties. Scheduling is flexible to meet your needs: we are looking for people to serve 2-4 hours at a time. That can be once a month, once a week or more.
Often people worry that hospice volunteering would be depressing and difficult, but our volunteers’ most used expression is "it is a privilege and honor to be with someone in their final moments." To witness someone's passing and help bring them comfort and peace in their last hours can be a rewarding experience. The life that is most changed might be your own!
About BELLA CARE HOSPICE
5 offices throughout Ohio, Central Office: 110 Polaris Parkway Suite 302, Westerville, OH 43082, US
The mission of Bella Care Hospice is to affirm and celebrate the significance of human life and recognize dying as a natural process. We carry out this mission by providing superior health, social, emotional and spiritual services to enhance the quality of life with peace and dignity for patients and support for families.
Bella Care Hospice is a preeminent hospice company dedicated to providing the highest quality services to our patients. By establishing and maintaining high performance standards Bella Care has earned a reputation in and around the state of Ohio, creating a hallmark for quality in the hospice industry. We have 5 offices across the state: Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland, and Ashtabula.
Volunteers are valued members of the Bella Care Hospice team. You can make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families while adding meaning to your own life. Visit patients in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and patient homes. Volunteers can do a variety of activities with patients such as reading, listening, hand holding, praying, painting their fingernails, doing crafts, singing, brushing their hair, pet therapy, massage therapy and more!
Multiple facilities and homesCleveland/Akron, OH 44131
January 14, 2022
- Bereavement Support
- Patient Care
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months. You can volunteer for a couple hours a month or multiple days a week.
- TB testing