Volunteers primarily serve as friendly visitors to elderly terminally ill patients. About half of our patients have dementia. Depending on the patient's functioning level, the volunteer may listen/speak to the patient, read, write letters, pray, or watch TV with the patient. Volunteers may also interact with the patient's family members.
Volunteers are expected to visit patients 2 hours a week, during the daytime, on either the work week or weekend (volunteer can choose).
Volunteers are required to submit brief patient notes, one day after visitation.
Training and ongoing supervision is provided by experienced healthcare professionals.
- Hospice Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours per week
- Volunteer has flexibility to schedule visits during daytime hours, weekdays or weekends.