Volunteers are at the heart of hospice and play a vital role in the total care of the patient. There are many ways to use your talents in lending a hand to those in need at the end of life.
St. Joseph’s Hospice is looking for caring people to be Patient Support Volunteers. Patient Support Volunteers are friendly visitors who provide companionship and socialization for patients who may not have many other visitors. Volunteers are placed one-on-one with patients to read, play games, pray, sing, listen to music, share stories, or provide a comforting presence.
St. Joseph’s Hospice provides care wherever a patient calls home, so volunteers serve at residences, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. We ask that volunteers make a one year commitment to St. Joseph’s Hospice and meet all the training requirements before being placed with a patient. A hospice volunteer must demonstrate maturity and compassion.
If you are interested in becoming a Patient Support Volunteer, please contact Charity Eilerman at St. Joseph’s Hospice, (614) 456-0070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are encouraged to wait at least one year following the death of an immediate family member before volunteering.
- People Skills
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Massage Therapy
- Bereavement Support
- Hospice Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- One year committment, 1-4 visits per month
- Drug Screen, TB Test