Be a Hospice Volunteer Today! (Gainesville)


(33.930496,-83.33388)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

855 Gaines School RoadSuite GAthens, GA 30605

Doing makeup for a hospice patient brings joy for both the volunteer and patient! Many small activities add cheer and love to patient days. Call 706-549-5736 to find out more about our volunteer opportunities!

About

Gentiva Hospice: An Affiliate of Kindred at Home

Hospice is a medical specialty dedicated to the support and care of persons with limited life expectancies, so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. The hospice philosophy focuses on maintaining the quality of life for each patient. Our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and volunteers provides caring support to the patient and their family.

Hospice Volunteer Program

Volunteers are an integral part of our philosophy. Hospice volunteers are there to hold a hand and listen, read, or write a letter, run errands or even help out in the office. Volunteers are there to step in when a family member needs a break, and they are there for family and friends after their loved one has passed away. No matter what your skills, talents or motivation, we have the opportunity for you to help.

Volunteer receive training appropriate to each volunteer position. Orientation and training are scheduled to fit your busy schedule. There are no restrictions in regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, or national origin.

Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative Volunteers: Provide organizational/ clerical support including filing, answering phones, mailing and additional support.

Bereavement Volunteers: Provide support to families through phone calls, mailings, and visits.

Patient Visitor Volunteers: Provide friendly visits to hospice patients in their homes or long-term healthcare facilities, to provide companionship and support both the patient and their families.

Pet Therapy Volunteers: Provide caring visits to patients with their registered therapy dogs. The pet therapy volunteer team must be registered or willing to become registered.

Tuck-In Volunteers: Make weekly supportive phone calls to patients and families.

Specialty Volunteers: Provide specific support including music, vigil, and handyman help.

Professional Volunteers: Provide professional services on a volunteer basis. Examples: art and music therapy, beautician and barber services, clergy/spiritual care, etc.

Volunteers can choose where, when and how they share their time, talents and heart.

What does it take to be a hospice volunteer?

  • The desire to give your time, talents and heart in support of hospice patients and their families.
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Complete comprehensive hospice volunteer training
  • Submit to TB testing
  • Submit to a criminal background and drug screenings

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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