Photography Volunteers Wanted!!

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ORGANIZATION: Elara Caring- Des Plaines and Springfield

Make a real different in someone’s life!

Elara Caring, one of the nation’s largest providers of home-based care, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families.
If you are compassionate and enjoy photography, you could become a Photography Volunteers. Volunteers might be asked to attend special events, such as Tea Parties and Veteran Pinnings to photograph the patients in attendance. Families of a patient might request that a volunteer capture a portrait of their loved one. We also host an event called Holding Hands, where we photograph patients holding the hands of their loved ones. The photograph is then given to the family as a memento.

All volunteers must have their own equipment, camera not provided. We ask that photographs be donated and HIPPA patient privacy rules apply to rights of prints.

Hours are very flexible, weekdays, evenings or weekends. Typically we ask that you visit your assigned patient 1-2 hours per week or offer 1-2 hours per week or work in the office.

For more information, contact Christian at crundblad@elara.com.

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About Elara Caring- Des Plaines and Springfield

Location:

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.

Description

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."

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Seniors
Arts & Culture, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Chatham, IL 62629

(39.677,-89.6948)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per month
  • Background Check, Physical Exam, TB Testing

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