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ORGANIZATION: Unity Hospice of Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Greater St. Louis and Houston

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If this title describes you - apply to be a Hospice Birthday Volunteer!
This role is multi-faceted.
Volunteers will receive the names and addresses weekly of hospice patients who are celebrating birthdays- usually 2-6 patients per week.
Volunteers will call the family, and ask if they'd like a Special Birthday Delivery
If the families say yes, the volunteer will write a birthday card (cards provided by Unity), and deliver a card and small birthday basket (either pre-assembled, or assembled by you from materials we provide) to the family to wish the patient a happy birthday!

This role is a fun way to cherish our patients who are often celebrating their last birthdays, and to make sure they feel loved and cared for by their community and the Unity team!

Volunteers will need to have a little bit of availability at least 5 days a week, and be willing to drive for distances of 10 or so miles surrounding their homes. Timing is very flexible, and we will never assign a patient without your OK! We will divide deliveries up between 2-3 volunteers in different areas of the city/suburbs. This opportunity is a wonderful one for a retiree who enjoys seeing new areas and meeting new people!

Because birhtday volunteers will have direct contact with patients and families, you will still need to complete our onboarding process which involves a fingerprinting background check (social security number required), a drug screen and Tb test, and our orientation and training (which is done mostly online).

If this opportunity sounds like a fun way to spend your free time, please get in touch - we'd love to have you on our team!

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About Unity Hospice of Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Greater St. Louis and Houston

Location:

Unity Hospice of Chicagoland 600 W. Cermak Rd,, Chicago, IL 60616, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Unity Hospice is to provide comprehensive care, support, and education to people facing life-limiting disease, those who care for them and our community. Unity Hospice provides top-notch palliative care for those with life limiting illnesses along with great customer support - a combination that can't be beat!

Description

Founded in 1992 by Michael Klein, J.D., at his kitchen table. Unity Hospice is backed with over a decade of industry experience and excellence.

Unity Hospice provides top-notch palliative care for those with life limiting illnesses along with great customer support - a combination that can't be beat!

There are four areas in which you can volunteer!

If you are considering volunteering in the Chicagoland area, please contact Vera at vjunge@unityhospice.com

If you are considering volunteering in Northwest Indiana, contact Jenny at jkarraker@unityhospice.com

If you are considering volunteering in Western Illinois, please contact Annie at aetchison@unityhospice.com

If you are considering volunteering in greater St. Louis, please contact Shannon at smcginn-corona@unityhospice.com

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Chicago, IL 60614

(41.92035,-87.64331)
 

SKILLS

  • Delivery
  • 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
  • 2-8 hours per week (days vary), ideally 1 year minimum commitment to volunteering with Unity
  • Must get fingerprinting background check which requires a social security #, Tb test, and Drug screen. Must have Driver's License and Insurance

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