|Age Limit||18 and up|
Preferred Hospice is in need of Volunteers!
Our Direct Patient Care Volunteers provide companionship to patients receiving hospice care through offering emotional support and comfort. Direct Patient Care Volunteers visit with patients in long term care facilities and provide activities such as reading, writing letters to loved ones, listening to music, or simply holding their hand so they can rest peacefully. Direct Patient Care Volunteers may also visit home patients and provide respite to caregivers. Our Office and Administrative Volunteers give support to the administrative team through assisting with data input, special projects, making copies, etc..
We serve patients within an hour radius of our home office in Ozark, MO. We provide education, training, and mileage reimbursement. We ask our volunteers to give us a minimum of 4 hours each month, but more is appreciated. We have an application process that also includes a background check. The background check takes 2-3 days. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please call us to schedule a time to meet. We will further discuss our opportunities, fill out the needed paperwork, and schedule a time to do your orientation. After orientation is complete, we will then schedule a time to introduce you to your patient or patients! You can then make your own hours and visit with patients when it is convenient for you. We also provide mileage reimbursement.
If you are interested and would like more information, please call volunteer coordinators Christie and Pam at 417-581-4968. We will be glad to schedule a time to meet with you to discuss the opportunity further and fill out an application with you.
Our Volunteers become a part of our family. We are looking forward to meeting you!
All volunteers are required to fill out an application, agree to a background check, and register on the Family Care Safety Registry site. All volunteers complete a training and education program prior to volunteering. Please expect up to one week for this process. If you have service hours to complete, we will be happy to work with you, but know there is a process that has to be followed. We will work with you to be as timely as possible to allow you ample time to complete your required hours. Please contact us as early as possible to insure you have enough time.
|Perks||We reimburse your gas mileage!|
|Causes||Community Gender Health Older Adults Persons with Disabilities Special Needs Veterans & Military Families|
|Skills||Office Work Care Taker Public Relations Writing Help w/People Elderly Assistance Health Care|
8 Positions Filled | 2 Impacts | 2 Hours