Volunteer Opportunity

5 Ways to Easily Volunteer

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Start Date

May 9, 2019

End Date

December 31, 2019

Times of Day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


There are a multitude of ways to volunteer, but 5 are the focus for our

volunteers.

After training is completed our volunteers determine how much time they can commit to volunteering for hospice work.

We believe in benefiting our patients and families for their whole life.


1. Be a compassionate presence for a hospice patient. That means 'presence'. Being there

to talk, listen, play music (from phone, music from the patients younger years (Sinatra, Crosby, Dean Martin, Big band, etc) or read a book. We have a few volunteers who play an instrument to our patients. That is always welcome!

2. Be a presence. Be at the home with a patient relieving the caregiver and giving them an opportunity to go get groceries, banking, post office, and basic necessity type chores.

3. Be a presence. Listen to their story. Tell your story. No skills are needed except a listening ear.

4. Be a presence. Straighten their area. Some patients may not have a friend or family member nearby and simply can't reach their personal items, food, book, phone, etc.

5. Be a presence. Give a caring response. Many of our patients are visited sporadically. They may talk just a little bit, but your response, eye contact, holding their hand, is a caring response to them. Some patients have lost loved ones or a spouse and are now alone. So just listening and responding is a wonderful acknowledgement that they are STILL important.


We believe that our families and patients are important.


For a minimum of 1 -2 hours a week, or a month you can change a person's outlook.


We believe our families and patients should live their best life for their whole life!

Be a part of our vision. It really is a wonderful thing when you are part of a team that is making a compassionate difference.


Contact me today - Debbie Booth

Deborah.booth@compassus.com

vccompassus@gmail.com


Volunteer Coordinator

Compassus Hospice in Colton, California

There are a multitude of ways to volunteer, but 5 are the focus for our

volunteers.

After training is completed our volunteers determine how much time they can commit to volunteering for hospice work.

We believe in benefiting our patients and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Once signed up: We have an orientation training for our volunteer crew. It includes protocol for dealing

with patients, family members or caregivers. What to do in an emergency, a fire, an earthquake. Etc.  There is also a 2 step TB test now that Hospices and Medical groups have their volunteers do. A background check.

Once this simple process is completed we discuss with you what you would prefer when visiting a patient. Location, home or facility, 1 patient or more, your time commitment, your reason for volunteering just to make a few things we go over with our volunteers.

As part of our crew we provide you with a picture ID to wear when visiting.

Once signed up: We have an orientation training for our volunteer crew. It includes protocol for dealing

with patients, family members or caregivers. What to do in an emergency, a fire…

Location

Hospice & Palliative Care Compassus

1461 East Cooley Drive, Suite 220, Colton, CA 92324
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