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Vigil Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Gentiva Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested



The Vigil Volunteer offers companionship, comfort and presence to patients during the time
immediately prior to their death. Support can be provided to patients who have no family to be with
them or to provide support and guidance to families and caregivers, helping to relieve the unknown; this
may also include staff if the patient resides at a facility. Support is provided in a variety of ways,
including being a calm presence, talking and listening to the family/ caregivers, or sharing silence.


The Vigil Volunteer must have an understanding of Hospice philosophy and be familiar with the dying
process, i.e. recognize when death is imminent. He/ she will receive additional education/ training on
anticipatory grief, empathetic presence, reflective listening, and the rights of the dying. He/ she must be
a strong communicator, be comfortable around death and be able to maintain composure in stressful
situations. He/ she must also be willing to be called for assignment on short-notice and have some
flexibility with scheduling. Additionally, he/ she must:

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About Gentiva Hospice


4776 New Broad St., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32814, US

Mission Statement

To provide exceptional care with empathy for our patients and their families so they may live with comfort, dignity and respect.


Our Vision

To be the first choice of patients, families, healthcare providers and associates for home care services.

Our Values

Provide Patients and families exceptional care with sensitivity and empathy
Respect: Treat everyone patients, families and each other - with dignity and grace.
Integrity: Maintain the highest standard of professional and personal ethics and be worthy of our patients' trust.
Teamwork: Value the contributions of all and be accountable to each other and our organization.
Excellence: Never settle for good enough. Deliver the best possible outcomes through the highest quality service.


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Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Orlando, FL 32814



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 to 8 hours per week
  • 1. Be at least 18 years of age 2. Complete the Direct Care Volunteer training and orientation (including all necessary paperwork and education) 3. Complete additional Vigil Volunteer training (4 hours),

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