Volunteers are the heart and soul of our hospice. Hospice volunteers have care and concern for others. There are two types of hospice volunteers:
Patient Care Volunteers: Patient Care Volunteers have direct contact with patients and their families. As a patient care volunteer, you would have the opportunity to provide support to patients and their families in a variety of ways. At Cadence Hospice, we also have opportunities to volunteer with our Veterans and participate in special projects of the hospice. Patient Care Volunteers provide socialization, friendly compassionate visits, read to patients, provide the ministry of presence, music enrichment/entertainment, pet visitation, vigil volunteer visits, and so much more.
Administrative Volunteer: Administrative Volunteers do not have direct contact with patients and their families. Instead, administrative volunteers provide much needed support to hospice staff that contributes directly to the quality of care that patients receive. Administrative volunteers may provide administrative support in the office in a variety of areas.
One of the greatest gifts you can give... is your time
Hospice has helped those with serious, life-limiting illnesses manage their pain and symptoms in the comfort of their own home, wherever they call home. Your unique skills, interests and generous volunteer time are what Cadence Hospice and our patients need. Contact us to see how you can help! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or at (714) 367- 4084 for more information.
|Volunteer Job||Description||Time Commitment||Training Required|
|Patient and Family Care and Support||Volunteers are matched with a hospice patient and family to provide a variety of supportive services.||Usually about 3-4 hours a week.||20 hours Direct Services Training|
|Organizational Support||Volunteers help with the operation of the hospice program. Job opportunities may include: assisting with mailings, data entry, helping with health fairs, speakers’ bureau, baking and clerical work.||As desired by Volunteer. Opportunities to help come intermittently throughout year.||Hospice 101|
|Hospice Helpers||Volunteers who do specific, one-time assignments for patients such as baking, sewing, gardening, cleaning, etc.||Varies according to the task.||Hospice 101|
|11th Hour Volunteers||Volunteers who are on standby to sit with patients who are near death at home, in nursing homes and hospitals.||Assignments are infrequent but usually require 4-8 hours at the time of the assignment.||20 hours Direct Services Training|
|HTV—Hospice Teen Volunteers||Volunteers are at least a high school freshmen.||Varies according to assignments.||20 hours Direct Services Training|
|Hospice Liaisons||Represent hospice to their church or workplace to help with information distribution and referrals.||1 -2 hours per month||1 1/2 hour class and periodic meetings|
Hospice 101 is a brief introductory class for organizational volunteers, and hospice helpers. The class is also open to anyone who is interested in learning about hospice.
Direct Service Training is a 20 hour program for patient support and 11th hour volunteers, it is also open to anyone who is interested in learning more about hospice.
For information about hospice volunteer opportunities,
contact Cadence Hospice Volunteer Coordinator.