Friendly Saginaw Area Companion Volunteers Needed For Hospice

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Heart to Heart Hospice - Flint

Hospice Volunteers needed. Bring a little sunshine, fun, and friendship to a lonely lady or gentleman. Visit a hospice patient in your area at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or their own home. Read to the patient, sing to them, look at pictures together, or just "be there". Volunteer as little as one hour a week making someone happy. Training and orientation provided. No cost to you. The most precious gift that you have to give is your time.

About Hospice

Hospice is an extensive Program for anyone with a diagnosis or decline in health that could limit their life expectancy to 6 months or less if the disease/decline runs its normal course.

Our Mission

Making a difference by providing care from our heart to enhance the quality of life for those with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones.

Our Volunteer Program

At Heart to Heart Hospice our volunteers are a vital part of our hospice team. Together we can help improve the quality of life for hospice patients.

Volunteers provide service to patients in a number of different ways. Depending on your interests, skills, talents, and the amount of time you have, there are a variety of ways that you can help.

Some of the ways our volunteers make a difference in the lives of patients are through......

  • Respite/Break for the caregiver
  • Companionship
  • Activities
  • Pet Therapy
  • Clerical/Office Work

All volunteers receive orientation and training to ensure they feel comfortable with their tasks. Training is held at our office in Flint at a time convenient for the perspective volunteer. Training is approximately 1 hours and generally covers the following areas:

  • Philosophy of hospice care
  • A comprehensive overview of services offered by the hospice
  • Physical, emotional, social, and spiritual issues that people can encounter at the end of life
  • An overview of chronic and life-limiting illnesses
  • Effective communication skills when speaking with the patient and family members
  • Information about interpersonal family issues and relationships
  • Basic information about grief and loss

Volunteers are required to be fingerprinted, have a background checks, and receive the two-step TB tests. There is no cost involved to the volunteer. However, we ask that the volunteer commit to being available one time a week for at least one year. Volunteers must be 18 or older and must provide their own transportation.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

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WHEN

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WHERE

Saginaw, MI 48532

(43.01641,-83.79426)
 

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