Youth Volunteer Opportunity - Haysville Area - Legacy Projects
ORGANIZATION: Gentiva-Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice
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Heartland Hospice will help you fill out your college application.
Heartland Hospice welcomes youth starting at age 16 to engage with hospice patients.
30-minutes a week is all it takes! Read on because we have the perfect opportunity for you!
A community service record matters -volunteering in a nursing home with hospice patients can help students cite personal growth through community service experiences that featured teamwork and leadership skills, particularly if the experiences included hospice patient legacy projects the students helped conceive and implement, they have brought game-changing value to their resumes.
Community Service Matters - Get started today!
Contact Abbie Hutson, Volunteer Coordinator, 316-416-5550 (please feel free to text)
Hospice Doesn’t Mean Giving Up Hope - We provide care wherever a hospice patient calls home: in their house, a skilled nursing center, an assisted living facility or independent living facility. Our caregivers help create individualized care plans, set personal goals, and manage pain and symptoms. Every patient is different. With different challenges, different needs, different family and friends. So the care we give each patient is different.
Enriching Life - We believe wholeheartedly in the power of the individual, the importance of relationships and the value of respect and dignity to everyone at every stage of life. Our goal is to create a positive difference every day, to make a personal connection and to create memorable moments that will enrich a patients life.
Volunteering - GIVING YOUR TIME
We consider our involvement with patients a sacred opportunity and a privilege to be in their lives. We depend on our hospice volunteers to help us provide the love, respect and care patients and their families need.
Our volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help. Some interact directly with patients and families. Others prefer to work behind the scenes in the office setting. As a volunteer, you help determine which tasks you’re best suited to perform.
THE TASKS OF VOLUNTEERS MAY INCLUDE:
- Helping with office support tasks at the agency
- Running errands for patients and families
- Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest
- Reading, or providing a comforting touch
- Playing or singing soothing music to patients
- Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours
- Providing a friendly visit to lift a patient's spirits
- Providing special veteran volunteer support to patients who are veterans
Heartland Hospice Serving Wichita - COUNTIES SERVED - McPherson, Marion, Reno, Harvey, Butler, Greenwood, Sedgwick, Kingman, Harper, Sumner, Cowley, Pratt, Barber
About Gentiva-Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice
2872 North Ridge Road, Suite 122, Wichita, KS 67205, US
The mission of Gentiva-Heartland Hospice is to provide quality care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as support to their caregivers. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers. Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team utilizing an approach to the care delivered to patients either in their own home or extended care facility; working cooperatively with area health care providers and other community resources. Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay. Hospice care is a promise....a promise to patients who are facing the most difficult time of life, when choices seem few, and the patient and family situation is most fragile.
As a Hospice volunteer, you will be orientated to the Hospice Program so you can understand our philosophy and goals. This will enable you to have the skills needed to assist patients and their families. You will not be asked to become a family counselor, just a non-judgmental listener and friend.
As a volunteer you will love the sense of self-satisfaction you will receive from bringing special pleasure to someone's life. You will enjoy learning from the vast experience and colorful life of our patients and their families.
Also, if you are a member of a special interest group (a choir, drama club, garden club, etc.) you may want to volunteer your group for a special project or activity. Become an integral part of the Heartland team by becoming a Heartland Hospice Volunteer.
Multiple locations Haysville, KS 67060
December 8, 2023
- Customer Service
- People Skills
- Reading Comprehension
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Must be at least 16
- 30 minutes to 1 hour weekly
- Group projects & 1 time events welcome