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Mission Statement

If you have just two hours a week to share, you can make a difference in the lives of others. As an Gentiva/Odyssey hospice volunteer you will bring the gift of companionship to neighbors in our community who are facing the end-of-life.

Our Mission is to provide compassionate care to those we serve during the end of life's journey through our commitment to clinical excellence and uncompromising service and we need you to be a part of our team.

An Odyssey professional will provide the training you'll need to feel comfortable in the role of patient companion (please know that there are no personal grooming or hygiene tasks involved). Office volunteers are also needed and greatly appreciated. Patient companion volunteers must be 18 or older but we do accept volunteers 16 or older as administrative volunteers.

Please call Amy at 760-241-7044 or send an email: atorres@odsyhealth.com if you live in any of these areas of California: Apple Valley, Victorville, Hesperia, Helendale, or Barstow. Our volunteer program is not eligible for CalWorks participants.

The gifts you receive will surely be equal to or greater than those you give.

Thank you.


Administrative:to provide day-to-day administrative services according to experience serving in duties related to office activities (i.e., clerical activities, mailings, marketing packets, admission packets, answer phones, patient/caregiver calls, and support to the bereavement program). Serving in this role the Volunteer will provide clerical and administrative assistance at the location of the program.

Direct Patient Care:to provide patient, family, and caregiver support services according to experience serving in the patient's home performing activities for which the volunteer has been prepared and trained (i.e., reading to patients, playing games, writing letters, light household duties, prepare light meal, interact in recreation/leisure activities). Serving in this role the Volunteer will provide friendly visits for socialization and life review, while visits are being provided with the patient, family, and/or caregiver at the location where the patient resides.



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