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Office Volunteers for Hospice Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: Elara Caring- Des Plaines and Springfield

  • 13 people are interested

Elara Caring, one of the nation's largest providers of home-based and hospice care, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life companionship to local hospice patients and their families and support for healthcare workers.

Office volunteering includes

  • Writing patient birthday cards
  • Assembling admission packets
  • Supporting volunteer department in recruitment and retention efforts
  • Assist sales in assembling marketing materials
  • Tuck-in calls: Calls placed to check in on patients and document needs nursing staff may need to know about between regular visits.

Bereavement volunteering includes:
  • Writing sympathy cards
  • Creating bereavement guides
  • Assembling grief support packets
  • Keepsake projects for remembrance
  • General office assistance for the bereavement department
  • And much more!

This is an exciting opportunity for those who want to learn more about hospice, home health, and elder care. You will have access to the entire clinical team and will be able to learn about the hospice process.
Current shifts are mornings and afternoons Monday-Friday. Additional volunteer opportunities can take place on weekends remotely if desired. Our volunteer opportunities take place at our office location in Des Plaines, IL.

The onboarding process includes a background check and fingerprinting to maintain compliance with the Illinois Department of Public Health. A hospice volunteer must be 14 years old to participate according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidelines.

For any questions and to schedule an information session via zoom, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at crundblad@elara.com

2 Shifts

  • 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
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About Elara Caring- Des Plaines and Springfield


1400 E Touhy Ave, Suite 160, Des Plaines, IL 60018, US

Mission Statement

Elara Caring: The Right Care, Right Place, Right Time: We encourage a philosophy of care that assists patients, caregivers, family and friends during the final stages of terminal illness. We promote dignity and emphasize quality of life for those who choose to enter the final stages of life in familiar surroundings with the ones they love.


Elara Caring (Elara.com) is one of the nation’s largest providers of home-based care, with a footprint in the Northeast, Midwest and South. Elara Caring provides the highest-quality comprehensive care continuum of personal care, skilled home health, hospice care and behavioral health. The company, comprised of 35,000 caregivers serving over 60,000 patients and their families daily, in 225 locations across 16 states, is focused on providing patients with the "right care, at the right time, in the right place."


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


1400 East Touhy AvenueSuite 160Des Plaines, IL 60018



  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month
  • Fingerprints, Background checks, Physical exam, TB test

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