Make a Difference in the Lives of Others

Published

10/16/2018

Start Date

11/01/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

2301 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook
Illinois
60523
United States

Description

Loyola Medicine Hospice is looking for people in the Chicago area to volunteer to sit with out patients and/or their family members and just talk or play games with them. This is our biggest need, for people to sit and talk with those who are sick or to be present with the family.  It's okay if you feel like you don't know what to say. Your presence is enough.


As a volunteer, these are just a few of the ways you can help:

  1. Provide companionship (read, talk, look at photos)
  2. Provide recreation (play games, watch a movie)
  3. Provide relief to caregivers for a short time (so they can run errands)
  4. Be a homemaker (cook, shop, fold clothes)
  5. Babysit (if the family has children)
  6. Follow up (check in with the family by phone)
  7. Bereavement (make phone calls to loved ones after patients pass)
  8. Office work (stuff envelopes)
  9. Other (using your gifts, skills, and talents!)


If you think you would like to help in one of these ways, please let us know. We will train you and get you ready to make a difference in the lives of these families and patients.

Benefits

  • Training Provided

How To Apply

steven.dickens@luhs.org

If you are interested please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Steven Dickens, at the email address listed above. Volunteering takes place in the home or facility of the patient and training and office work is done in Oak Brook.


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