4 Reasons to Become a Hospice Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Crossroads Hospice- NEO

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If you’re looking for a new way to serve your community, volunteering at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is a great place to start. Hospice volunteers find the experience to be rewarding and uplifting as they see the difference they make in the lives of terminally-ill patients in their community.

Why You Should Volunteer with Hospice

  1. Make a meaningful difference. Hospice volunteers are an essential part of the team providing terminally-ill patients with extra attention and comfort. Visits from volunteers offer companionship and someone new to talk to. They also allow family caregivers the opportunity for a much-needed break to run errands or take a nap knowing there is someone spending quality time with their loved one.
  2. There are many volunteer roles available. Our volunteer managers work with prospective hospice volunteers to find just the right match for their time and talents. Volunteers can read to patients, play music, or just talk. We even welcome friendly, well-behaved pets to be part of the volunteer team. Hospice volunteers can spend time with patients directly or support them by assisting with administrative work in our office.
  3. Volunteering is good for you. Volunteering provides a sense of purpose and positive self-esteem. Studies have shown that volunteering also has positive physical health benefits. Volunteers tend to walk more and have less stress. Volunteering also fights depression by increasing social interactions. In short, when you volunteer, it’s good for you and your community.
  4. You learn a lot. As a hospice volunteer, you’ll learn a lot about how to support individuals with serious and terminal illness. You also may discover hidden talents you didn’t know you had.

While all of this is positive for yourself and your family, it can also look good on a resume. This is especially true for those planning a career in healthcare or social work. But even if you work in another field, employers appreciate having team members who give back to their community.

To learn more about becoming a Crossroads volunteer, please reach out to a Crossroads volunteer manager near you by calling 330-899-9100.

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About Crossroads Hospice- NEO

Location:

3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Green, OH 44685, US

Mission Statement

Crossroads is committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry, to continually shape the way palliative and hospice care are viewed and administered...so that everyone can expect more. The Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care brand promise: *Crossroads offers more to elevate the end-of-life experience in very unique ways. *Expect highly attentive, hands-on care. We are always there for you before, during and after the need for palliative and hospice care.

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OUR DIFFERENCE

We ask our patients to "Expect More" from us with one-of-a-kind programs like:

  • Gift of a Day: Patients are asked, "If you had one day to live, what would you want it to look like?" Our staff, volunteers, and local businesses work together to bring these heart-warming "Gifts" to life.
  • Evenmore Care: We have lower-than-average patient-to-staff ratio that allow us to see patients virtually every day. More patient contact means we can identify an increased or sudden decline and initiate our Watch Program
  • Watch Program: Patients are closely monitored through multiple daily visits to better recognize when passing may be imminent, at which point we exhaust every effort to be by their side.
  • Veteran Program: Honoring patients who served in the military to protect our country. Staff and Volunteers are educated and trained in caring for veterans at the end-of-life.
  • Grief Recovery Program: A special 12 week program, led by our bereavement counselors, helps participants effectively cope with the pain caused by loss

Other Benefits

  • Same day admissions, we do the work for you!
  • Staffed with our own employees 24/7
  • Attended deaths are consistently well above national average
  • DNR status not required to receive care

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

StowCrossroads HospiceStow, OH 44224

(41.17291,-81.43889)
 

SKILLS

  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • Annual Training and TB Test; Flu Shot during Flu Season

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