Become a Hospice Care Volunteer
Hospice care volunteers provide a very noble service to terminally ill patients that are under our care. Volunteers can range in age from 18 to seniors and must complete orientation and training to understand the history and philosophy of hospice care to be aware of the ways in which hospice works to serve the community.
Do You Have the Skills to Be a Hospice Care Volunteer?
Do you love having a positive impact on people’s lives? Do you love helping people? Do you consider yourself a caring and gentle person? If you answered yes to these questions, then you should consider becoming a hospice care volunteer.
Comfort Care Hospice relies on volunteers to give patients peace of mind that they might not get from nurses or medical staff. As a neighbor and potential friend, you can connect with patients on an intimate level that most staff members are often too busy to reach.
Almost anyone can become a hospice volunteer. You only need interpersonal skills and to truly care. If you love listening and serving with compassion, then you would do a wonderful job as a volunteer. It’s all about making human connections.
What Do You Get from Volunteering?
Most volunteers get a great sense of satisfaction when they serve their community in this way. You get to meet families in the community, and you get to see how your love and care directly impacts people in a positive way. Hospice volunteers often get a view of what’s most important in life. This work also gives you a richer understanding of the circle of life, while introducing you to people with different values and experiences that can teach you more about yourself.
Hospice Care Volunteer Duties & Activities
Direct Patient Support:
Reading a book
Writing letters and mailers
Phone calls to grieving families
Sending care packages
Clerical office work
Filing and copying
Staff and volunteer appreciation
Because of the nature of direct patient care and client records involved, all volunteers for Comfort Care Hospice must complete a criminal background screen. Serving as a hospice care volunteer can be personally gratifying, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally meaningful.
Apply to Be a Hospice Care Volunteer Today
Do you want to be a hospice care volunteer? You can apply online by filling the form below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Comfort Care Hospice.