Hospice Volunteers bring a supportive and caring presence to the patient and family.
Volunteer service may include:
Companionship: Listen to stories and concerns of the patient
and family; discuss items of interest; write letters for you; play cards or
games; go for a walk, or just sit silently.
Provide Respite Care: Relieve family members who are caring for a
loved one so they may be free to rest, work in the yard, and/or leave the
home to attend to personal business.
Provide Comfort: Trained volunteers can assist with feeding, turning,
transferring, and assisting with other simple patient care skills.
Provide Practical Support: Light housekeeping; laundry; errands, for example, picking up medication or grocery shopping.
Provide Transportation: Transport patient to doctor’s appointment or
just take patient out for a ride.
Provide Bereavement Assistance: Volunteer may be assigned to a
family to assist after the death of a loved one.
All Volunteers participate in a comprehensive training program. Through lectures and discussions, the Hospice team assists volunteers in becoming knowledgeable about how to best serve a family. Training focuses on communication and interpersonal skills. Not only do volunteers assist families, they help in our office and with community education. All of our Volunteers are very special individuals who are sensitive, caring and mature.
They are a vital part of our Hospice team and we are all here to serve you.