From the beginning of hospice, volunteers have played an integral role as members of the hospice care team. Our volunteers complete the circle of care comprised of loved ones, professional caregivers and volunteers. As a part of the patient support team, volunteers provide a unique perspective that healthcare providers and family consider in determining the best plan of care for each individual patient.
Volunteers are counted on to listen to the concerns of patients, to give family caregivers a break by visiting a patient or engaging in an activity with them. They may do light chores and housekeeping if needed. Their gift of time is priceless! By becoming a volunteer at A-Vow Hospice you can play a remarkable and enriching role in the lives of our patients and families.
Our volunteers play a vital role in our organization. Whether a patient care volunteer or helping in the office, being a volunteer is a role that will never be forgotten, by you or by each life you touch.
Volunteer Opportunities Available:
• Administrative Volunteers:
Provide support in the office: filing, preparing mailings, computer input, answering the phones, special projects
• Direct Patient Care Volunteers:
Visit patients and families at home, nursing homes, assisted living facilities. Pay a friendly visit; relieve a caregiver for personal time; light housekeeping; help grocery shopping; walk the dog; be the high point of someone’s day
• Tuck-in Program:
Call patients at the end of the week to make sure they have all supplies and medications that they need for the weekend.
• 11th Hour Volunteers:
Help ensure that no patient dies alone by being present at the final stages of a patient’s life.
• Community Outreach, and Special Events:
Help organize and implement community events such as community education, senior health fairs, holiday carnivals at nursing homes or assisted living communities.
• Caring For Veterans Program:
Veterans have served to provide security for us and for our country. We wish to serve them in their time of need in a way that recognizes and honors them, their families, and their service.
• Junior Volunteer Program:
Young people with hearts of compassion offer their time to go in to communities as a group accompanied by adult volunteers and visit with patients, perform group activities, sing, paint nails, and bring delight to the lives of those they encounter.
• Bilingual Volunteers:
There is nothing more comforting to a patient than to be able to communicate with them in their native language.
Attend funerals, make phone calls to the family, help organize memorial services, prepare mailings
• Pawsitive Pet Connection:
Pet therapy and support for pets in the home
• Kindness In Bloom:
Florists donate flowers and volunteers pick them up and deliver to our patients