AseraCare Hospice seeks caring, compassionate individuals who would be willing to spend an hour a week visiting our terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers spend sacred time together with patients and families simply by accompanying them during their final journey. Companions offer patients healing by practicing a calming presence, deep compassion, and generous listening. Volunteers play an important role in providing social support and decreasing isolation that can so often occur for the terminally ill.
Volunteers are provided free training, a training certificate, and can work flexible hours that suit their individual schedules. Volunteer training blends ancient wisdom with contemporary practices.
Volunteer Training is offered on a quarterly basis at the Bloomington office. However the Volunteer Coordinator would also be happy to provide training individually in your area.
*Out of respect for the grieving process, if you are a surviving family member, we encourage you to wait a minimum of one year following the patient’s death to serve as a direct care volunteer or in public relations activities.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours per week
- + travel time