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Don't Let Them Face End of Life Alone - Support Hospice Patients & Families

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

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"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within". Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Respect. Compassion. Integrity. Make a difference in the life of another person by simply sharing your time, attention, and compassion. Use your creative strengths and interests as you aid in the living of someone who faces the final year of a terminal illness, and in being part of a community that cares for their family.

Our volunteers don't need experience in healthcare - just kindness, reliability, and the willingness to help a neighbor facing a hard time.
Volunteers can provide companionship to a patient, doing activities like singing, reading aloud, chatting, watching tv or movies, listening to music or just holding a hand.
They can provide respite to family members who are exhausted by the task of full-time caregiving, and need a few hours a week to take care of themselves.
Volunteers can even help in our office by writing cards to patients, helping with administrative tasks, and making sure things are running smoothly behind the scenes so our patients get the best care possible.

We ask our volunteers to pass a background check (which requires a social security number) and get a Tb and drug test. We provide extensive orientation so that no one enters a situation feeling unprepared. We can work with most schedules, but prefer that a volunteer have weekly availability for a few hours, and be wiling to commit to this for 9 months or longer.

Volunteers are the heart of hospice. They allow us to go above and beyond, to make our families and patients feel cared for on a deeper level, and to remind them that their community is here for them. If you think this role sounds like a good fit - we'd love to have you!

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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 Country Club Hills, IL 60478

(41.56809,-87.72033)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • a few hours a week - prefer a 9 month minimum commitment
  • Tb and drug tests, Fingerprinting Background check (requires a social security #) and either a driver's license or willingness to take public transit.

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