Join Our Compassionate Team: Hospice Volunteer Opportunity

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Gentiva Hospice - Oak Brook, IL

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others? Do you have a heart full of empathy and a desire to provide comfort and companionship to those facing end-of-life journeys? If so, we invite you to join our compassionate team as a hospice volunteer.


At Gentiva Hospice we are dedicated to enhancing the end-of-life journey with dignity, compassion, and support. Our hospice program provides comprehensive care for patients and their families, focusing on quality of life and comfort during this challenging time.


As a hospice volunteer, you will have the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of patients and their families.

Your role may include:

  • Providing companionship and emotional support to patients
  • Offering respite care to caregivers so they can take a quick break
  • Talk, watch movies, read aloud, play games, color or do anything fun
  • Sharing your talents and hobbies to enhance the quality of life for patients
  • Visit your assigned patient two or three times per month (we discuss this first)


Requirements

  • Compassionate and empathetic nature
  • Willingness to undergo training and background checks and drug screen (not THC/marijuana)
  • Availability to commit to one hospice patient
  • Be at least 18 years old (16 if you want to volunteer in just the office)
  • a TB test within the last year (if you don't have we will send you to get one)
  • Have an ID of some kind, driver's license is preferred


Benefits

  • Make a meaningful difference in the lives of others
  • Gain valuable experience in hospice care and end-of-life support
  • Join a supportive community of like-minded individuals
  • Flexible volunteering opportunities to fit your schedule
  • Learn about healthcare, specifically, terminal illnesses and hospice
  • Excellent preparation for pre-med students


How to Apply


If you're ready to embark on this rewarding journey and become a hospice volunteer, we would love to hear from you! Call Steven Dickens, volunteer coordinator, at 708-409-3040, by email at: steven.dickens@gentivahs.com, or apply through the Idealist website.


Together, we can provide comfort, dignity, and support to those in need during their final journey.


Thank you for considering this important volunteer opportunity.


Gentiva Hospice, Oak Brook, IL

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Wheelchair Accessible

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Fee Amount: None

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CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Crisis Support, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

800 Enterprise DriveSuite 111Oak Brook, IL 60523

(41.84774,-87.94012)
 

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