Our volunteers play a special role in Hospice patient comfort care, providing:
To become a Regional Hospice Volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator. We will provide you with the appropriate training and you will make a difference in the final months of someones life.
• Direct Care Volunteers – provide companionship to patients, runs errand, does light housekeeping and may help with other activities as needed by the patient and family.
• Professional Direct Care Volunteers – provide their expertise to work with the patient and family members based on their experience and license or degree
• Bereavement Volunteer- this volunteer stays in close contact with family members at different times of the year to make sure that the loved one’s are coping with the loss in their family
• Office Volunteer- the office volunteer assists with many things in the office from entering data in the database to assisting with mail outs, and is a very valuable asset to the team. He/she coordinates work that needs to be done with the volunteer coordinator.
• Auxiliary Volunteer – Serves as hostess and works on mailings at home office and participates in fund raising projects, and generally uses his/her professional and homemaking skills to meet the hospice needs. He/she is often a member of a club or organization in the community, and speaks publicly to assist in promoting Hospice Volunteerism.
• Special Occasion Volunteer – This volunteer may not have a whole lot of time, but wants to contribute some of their time to the community. They do this by delivering birthday cards and posters to Hospice patients or by making cookies and treats for the patients on holidays.
• Jr. Volunteer – they help bring a little sunshine to the patients by making cards for patients and coloring pictures. They are too young to visit, but offer their artistic abilities as children to the patients and patients adore them as well
• Art and Crafts Volunteer – assist patients with a painting or drawing to express his or her feelings. This can be a recognized artist of the community or student or anyone that loves participating in arts and crafts.
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