One hour a week, that is all it takes to make a difference to someone in your community.
Most of us would like to help others in our communities. We are looking for someone to help othes in your community. I am certain that you are already helping someone that needs you, maybe a neighbor, maybe one of the many organizations, your church or at the local hospital.
At Heartland Hospice the opportunities for volunteers to make a difference are as varied and individual as the volunteers themselves. There are many ways to support hospice and give that extra special touch to our patients and families.
The following are some of the many roles a volunteer can perform:
Visit a patient or relieve a family member
Reading to the patient
Companionship for the patient
Listening to music together
Holding a patients hand
Sharing a quite moment together
After completing required hospice volunteer training and a background check, volunteers are given information of potential patients and asked if they feel that the patient is one that they would want to be assigned to. Patient assignments are always within a reasonable distance from the location that you have chosen to serve. Classes include philosophy of hospice, communication skills, patient care, patient and volunteer rights and other topics. We ask for a commitment of only 1 hour per week.
Please join us in helping others.
Contact JoAnn Cole, at 1-866-297-7546 or 314-791-6236.
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- One hour per week