Become a Family Hospice Volunteer
Make a difference in the lives of families in your community – become a volunteer!
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Family HospiceCompassion lies at the core of Family Hospice program, and specially trained volunteers are at the heart of hospice. Volunteers can make a profound difference by serving as an integral part of the Family Hospice team of caring professionals who provide support, relief, and companionship for patients experiencing life-limiting illnesses. Some of the qualities that lead an individual to become a Family Hospice volunteer include compassion, empathy, acceptance of others, flexibility, dedication, and commitment. Such qualities enable volunteers to provide relief to patients and their families as they deal with life’s limiting illnesses.
What does a hospice volunteer do?
Family Hospice volunteers:
- Show compassion for and provide support to patients of all ages and families, as well as fellow volunteers.
- Are emotionally present and listen to people who are dealing with physical and emotional pain.
- Write letters, read, talk or listen, and provide other supportive acts of kindness.
- Provide relief to family members.
- Report responses of patients and families to hospice staff.
- Provide administrative support in the hospice office.
- Work as part of the hospice team.
- Interact with various people from different ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds.
- Are responsible and dependable.
- Complete volunteer training.
- Complete regular inservices.
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