What do hospice volunteers do?
Volunteer support includes companionship and friendly visits for both patients and caregivers. Respite services are also available to allow caregivers to shop, run errands or to just take a nap with the assurance that a trained volunteer will be with their loved one. Volunteers are thoroughly screened and trained which includes a criminal background check, finger printing and a drug screen before joining the HarmonyCares Hospice team. If you are caring, compassionate and have a true desire to help others, becoming a HarmonyCares Hospice volunteer may be the perfect opportunity for you. Our volunteers share their time and talents in order to offer companionship to our patients, while easing the burden that may be felt by their family members during this difficult time.
What are the benefits of becoming a HarmonyCares Hospice volunteer?
The contributions of volunteers are essential to the important work provided by our hospice team. Hospice volunteers report having a deep sense of personal satisfaction in being there for someone during such a poignant time in their life. They feel as though they are making a significant contribution to the community and providing a service that they hope others would offer to them if they were in need. Many volunteers feel that helping people through the dying process keeps them focused on prioritizing important aspects of their own lives.
How much of a commitment is required?
After training is completed, you can determine how much time to commit to HarmonyCares Hospice, as well as the communities you would like to serve. Because the duties of the volunteers vary, we will help you find an opportunity that is convenient for you. Whether you dedicate as little as two hours per month, or 8 hours per week, all efforts are extremely appreciated!