|Age Limit||18 and up|
Choice Hospice offers several types of opportunities for volunteering along with the flexibility to donate as much or as little time as you want. Hospice volunteer duties vary for companionship, special projects, office, and bereavement.
The most important requirement for hospice volunteering is a willingness to help. Our Volunteer Coordinator can work with you to find the right opportunity to fit your interests or skills.
Regulations dictate that a hospice use volunteers in their program.
Volunteers do not administer medications or perform any nursing duties. The following explains more about volunteer requirements and how to volunteer for Choice Hospice.
• As a volunteer, you will report to the Volunteer Coordinator and/or agency Supervisor.
• It is very important that we keep an accurate account of all time that you volunteer. Please complete the time sheet and submit to the Volunteer Coordinator.
• Direct Patient Care Volunteers will receive 8-12 hours of orientation which include 2-4 hours of direct patient contact.
• Administrative Support Volunteers will receive 3-6 hours of orientation in the office environment.
Direct Patient Care Volunteer Duties and Responsibilities include
• Providing direct support to patients and families
• Running errands as needed
• Accompanying patient/family to appointments
• Staying with patients while family has time away (respite)
• Assisting with bereavement program by making visits to bereaved as determined on the bereavement plan of care.
• Other functions as determined by IDT and family
• Serving on committees
• Public relations
Background check, Training, Other
Direct Patient Care Volunteers will be required to have a TB skin test prior to any interaction with patients.
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