The Indirect Care (Office) Volunteer is an integral member of the hospice team who provides administrative assistance or special projects that enhance the work of our in-house staff and supports patients, families and the efforts of the teams in the field. Indirect Care Volunteers include Office Volunteers and Special Project Volunteers.
Office Volunteers serve in administrative offices, inpatient units or from their homes. Projects might include but are not limited to:
Assisting with mailings - answering phones - filing
Putting together Sign-up, Nursing Assessment or Marketing packets
Computer input or searches
Copying, shredding documents
Assisting in tasks identified by individual needs of staff members
Special Projects Volunteers use unique skills to make a difference in the lives of our patients, families and/or staff. There are as many projects as there are volunteers to perform them. Sewing blankets, creating a database, painting walls or making signs are just a few examples of the projects these volunteers can create.
320 W. Arden Street, Suite 100, Glendale, CA 91203, US
Our Mission Statement: Honorng Life and Offering Hope Our Vision Statement: Recognize that individuals and families are the true experts in their own care. Support our staff so they can put our patients and families first. Find creative solutions which add quality to life. Strive for exellence beyond accepted standards. Increase the community's awareness of Hospice as part of the continuum of care.
Volunteers play an extremely important role in hospice. Without them, most hospices would not be able to carry on their work.
Of the 115,000 persons involved in hospice care in America, some 95,000 are volunteers and each year they give more than 5 million hours to helping dying persons and their families.
They provide assistance at all levels of skill. Many are relatives and friends of former hospice patients who, having seen how much hospice can help, want to contribute to its good work.
As a direct patient care volunteer you would be providing the patient and/or family with emotional support and companionship. Volunteer activities with patients include watching tv, reading, listening to music, crafts, scrap-booking, listening, talking and most of all becoming a new friend to someone who is terminally ill and in there last stages of life. Have you ever wanted to be there for someone who is alone and be able to brighten the last stage of their life?
As a volunteer you will provide care and support that is unique to each patient's needs. By doing this you can create a bond between you and the patient that is priceless. If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity than this is it for you! I'd love to hear from you. Volunteer's go through 18 hours of training, much of which can be done at home. A free TB test is included and you will be completely prepared to see your 1st patient. Hope to hear from you!