Volunteers put the heart in hospice.
At Amity Care Hospice, we depend on our hospice volunteers to help us provide the extra love and care our patients and families need at this time in their lives. There are many ways to volunteer with hospice. Be sure to speak with our Director of Volunteers to see how you might help. In the meantime, here is a list of some ways volunteers can help:
Companionship. Volunteers offer support, companionship and practical caring help to our families and our patients by simply visiting and chatting with them or offering to sit with a patient so the family can have a much needed break.
Whether running errands, sitting with a patient so the family can take a much needed break, reading to patients, or holding their hand, the help and support our volunteers give is an essential part of hospice.
Special skills/talents. Perhaps you have talents you could offer like musicianship, organizing, gardening or yard work. Perhaps you are a hairdresser, manicurist, or you have some other unique talents. We work to meet our volunteers' needs and desires to grow while serving.
Below we have listed some of the special projects that incorporate volunteers:
Join our "Remembering" Team.
- Commemorating Lives. This team is involved in commemorating the life of our patients by recording interviews and combining them with photographs that celebrate the life of our patients. If you have good interviewing skills or you are good with making CDs or DVDs, this is your team!
- Celebrating Lives. This team can also help organize and implement our Celebration of Life bereavement services.
Join our Craft Team. Our marketers work with seniors in Assisted Living Facilities doing arts and crafts. If you love to bead, play bingo, play games, make holiday crafts, then join our Craft Team.
Join our Administrative Team. Perhaps you love to organize, file, or handle other administrative tasks. In hospice, there is so much paperwork to do that we love volunteers who are willing to dive in and help get the job done whether it is answering phones, putting marketing packets together, initiating follow-up phone calls for families who have experienced a loss etc.
How much time do you need to spend volunteering? As a Amity Care Hospice volunteer, you can donate as much or as little of your time as you desire. This flexibility allows each volunteer to find an area of service that is uniquely suited to their gifts, skills, talents, and abilities and all while experiencing great personal satisfaction.
Call 678.402.5235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NOTE: We recommend those grieving the recent death of a loved one delay volunteering for a year.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Flexible; as little as 2 hours a month or more
- Please give us a call with any questions!