The growth of hospice within the past few years and the nature of the hospice patient and family dictate the need for a large group of active volunteers.
Hospice volunteers give of their time and talents in a variety of ways. Providing companionship, friendly visiting, listening to concerns of the patient and family Assisting with errands (grocery shopping, prescriptions, supplies, banking, etc) Transporting patient/family to appointments Sitting with patients to give caregivers some reprieve Counseling office staff (special events, mailing, in-service groups, etc...)
A comprehensive volunteer program is held twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. It is important that the volunteer be acquainted with the focus and philosophy of hospice care.
Following training, a volunteer is placed in an assignment with which he/she is comfortable. In addition, offering time and talents as a volunteer means receiving much in return. It is a remarkable feeling to know one has enriched another's life.
For more information regarding the hospice volunteer programcall 714.260.0226