Phone Companions needed


(47.9818,-122.20322)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1918 Everett AveEverett, WA 98201

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About

There is a need in the community for people who can be compassionate and empathtic. There is a need in the community for people with good listening and interpersonal communication skills. If you have these qualities, there is a need for you.

This job is with the "Partners in Palliative Care", a group of organizations that help cancer patients in the last 24 months of life.

In this job you would have these responsibilities and duties:

  • Provide quality listening care to patient/family through monthly phones call(s).
  • Maintain patient/family confidentiality
  • Communicate patient/family immediate needs to Partners clinic nurse or program assistant.
  • Complete monthly written report and send to the Volunteer Coordinator, including number of hours required to complete phone call(s) and report.
  • Attend at leaset one Partners Volunteer Quarterly meeting.
  • Willing to give one month's notice of ending volunteer responsibilities.

In this job you would:

  • Reach out to patient and family by phone each month (or more often) to assess physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
  • Increase the quality of patients life and decrease unnecessary and or unwanted hospitalizations and emergency department visits.

In this job you do this work;

  • From your home, if you like.

In this job you commit:

  • To one year of monthly phone calls to patient(s).

In this job you can:

  • Demonstrate excellent listening skills and interpersonal communication skills
  • Be dependable and responsible
  • Verbalize and demonstrate acceptance of others beliefs and values
  • Recognize when to contact the clinic nurse or program assistant regarding patient concerns.
  • Recognize your own personal strengths and weaknesses.

This opportunity is posted by The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, dedicated to providing meaningful and worthwhile vounteer experiences to those over age 55 in Snohomish County.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 hours a week
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