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No one should die alone...join our Vigil Volunteer team!

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ORGANIZATION: AccentCare Hospice

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Some of our patients are facing their terminal illness and final days without the support of family or friends to surround them. At AccentCare Hospice, we believe that no one should die alone unless they choose to, so we utilize trained and compassionate Vigil Volunteers to provide supportive presence to patients lacking support.

Vigil Volunteers provide supportive presence to patients in their final days and hours by holding their hands, playing music, offering reassurance, creating a peaceful environment, etc. Human presence at end of life can help reduce pain, anxiety and fear. Vigil Volunteers may or may not be present when a patient takes their last breath.

No previous hospice experience is needed, AccentCare Hospice will provide training and support throughout your time as a volunteer. Vigil volunteers need 3 months of patient companionship volunteering with us before transitioning to Vigil Volunteering.

If you are looking for a deeply rewarding volunteer opportunity, then this is for you!

Requirements:
Criminal background check, provided by AccentCare

Motor vehicle report with no more than 3 moving violations within the past 36 months

Tuberculosis skin test, provided by AccentCare

Drug Screening, provided by AccentCare

Orientation classes virtually and in person, provided by AccentCare

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About AccentCare Hospice

Location:

741 Cool Springs Blvd, Suite 102, Franklin, TN 37067, US

Mission Statement

Act with integrity. Be compassionate. Commit to excellence.

Description

Volunteers play an extremely important role in hospice. Without them, most hospices would not be able to carry on their work.

There are some 95,000 volunteers in America. Each year they give more than 5 million hours helping dying persons and their families.

They provide assistance at all skill levels. Many are relatives and friends of former hospice patients who, having seen how much hospice can help, want to contribute to its good work.

As a direct patient care volunteer you would be providing the patient and/or family with emotional support and companionship. Volunteer activities with patients include watching TV, reading, listening to music, crafts, listening, talking and providing caregiver respite.

As an indirect volunteer you will be providing administrative and office support to the hospice team. This may include copying, answering phones and special projects.

As a volunteer you will provide care and support that is unique to each patient's needs. By doing this you can create a bond between you, the patient and family that is priceless.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Women
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Nashville, TN 37219

(36.16713,-86.78311)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week, we will work with your schedule.
  • Volunteers must be 18 years old and submit to a criminal background check, TB testing, drug screening and orientation paid for and provided by AccentCare.

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