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 how 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.
Blessings Hospice, LLC 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 positively impacts people. 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.
Because of the nature of direct patient care and client records involved, all volunteers for Blessings Hospice, LLC must complete a criminal background screen. Serving as a hospice care volunteer can be personally gratifying, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally meaningful.
Hospice Care Volunteer Duties & Activities
- Direct Patient Support
- Reading a book
- Musical recitals
- Running errands
- Hair styling
- Writing letters and mailers
- Bereavement Support:
- Phone calls to grieving families
- Sending care packages
- Administrative Support:
- Clerical office work
- Filing and copying
- Answering phones
- Special Projects:
- Memorial service
- Staff and volunteer appreciation
- Event management
- Speaking engagements
- Health fairs
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 us.