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Vigil & Comfort Care Volunteer 501(c)3/nonprofit

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Recruiting Organization: Heritage OnCare Hospice

Position: Vigil Volunteer

Reports To: Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The vigil volunteer is a member of the interdisciplinary team with a desire to support patients and families in the hospice program through support at the time a patient is actively dying.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Provide support, comfort, reassurance and companionship to patients and caregivers
  • Be a listener
  • Sit with patients for extended periods of time 4-8 hours to provide respite to caregivers
  • Hold hands, provide light comforting touch as requested
  • Advocate for patients as needed
  • Run errands, make phone calls, etc. for caregivers who do not wish to leave the patient’s bedside.
  • Recording accurate, objective, timely documentation of volunteer activities
  • Participates in relevant education activities to provide competent support to patients and caregivers and to promote professional growth.

Position Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate well with people of diverse background and ages
  • Applicable experience interacting with dying individuals and their families
  • Comfortable with death and the dying process
  • Able to respect confidentiality at all times
  • Self-motivated, dependable and responsible
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to practice proper infection control
  • Ability to maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries
  • Able to work in a changing environment
  • Must be 18 years of age

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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