Direct Care Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Southerncare Hospice

The Direct Care Volunteer serves as an additional support to patients and families dealing with a terminal
illness and end-of-life issues. Support is provided in a variety of ways, including the provision of
companionship and socialization to patients, or offering respite to stressed caregivers. Direct Care Volunteers
may also make tuck in calls to patients and families.

The Direct Care Volunteer must possess the ability to actively listen and communicate compassionately with
patients, families, and caregivers at the end-of-life. He/she has the ability to work as a team with family
members and hospice staff. He/she must have the ability to respect patient/family belief systems, emotional
maturity and sensitivity. Must be dependable and have access to reliable transportation. He/ she must have an
understanding of Hospice philosophy and goals.

You will provide support to patients and families by performing essential duties such as reading to patients,
playing games, writing letters on behalf of patients, assisting with plant or pet care, meal preparation,
companionship or support with light household chores as needed.

Training is provided by the Volunteer Coordinator during onboarding period.

1 Shift

  • 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM CST - Spots available: 5
    Volunteer visits will be made between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, with visits typically lasting 1-2 hours.

More opportunities with Southerncare Hospice

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Southerncare Hospice

Location:

3938A Government Blvd Ste 103, Mobile, AL 36693, US

Mission Statement

To provide exceptional care with empathy for our patients and their families so they may live with comfort, dignity, and respect.

Description

To become a volunteer, all you need is a compassionate heart. Our volunteer training will teach you everything you need to know to be a companion for someone during their end-of-life journey. You’ll learn valuable skills in grief counseling, spiritual and emotional support, and end-of-life care.

CAUSE AREAS

Faith-Based
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Faith-Based, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

3938A Government Blvd Ste 103Mobile, AL 36693

(30.64011,-88.13837)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible to volunteer schedule.
  • TB screening is also required, along with elder abuse screening. Drug test and TB screen will be covered by the company.

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