Pathways to Compassion Hospice is seeking compassionate, caring individuals to serve as hospice volunteers. Volunteers provide support to terminally ill patients and their families in our community by offering comfort care, respite care, and companionship to patients.
Hospice volunteers are part of the interdisciplinary team and make an unselfish commitment to be a steady source of comfort and compassion for the families they serve. Volunteers may offer relief for the family, listen and support the patient and family, or simply play cards with the patient. If you are a good listener or a good talker and are able to provide a comforting touch and calming presence, this volunteer opportunity is for you!
Prior to visiting patients, volunteers must complete paperwork, a background check, two tuberculosis skin tests, and training. Volunteers are assigned a patient to visit once a week throughout their journey at the end-of-life. Documentation after each visit is required.
Ongoing training and supervision is provided. We also welcome students needing to fulfill service learning projects. Contact Pathways to Compassion at 402.333.3149 for more information.
- Hospice Care
- Elder care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 4+ hours a month
- One hour a week should be provided in order to build a relationship and routine with your patient.