Kindred Hospice Volunteer - It only takes minutes to impact a life!
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Kindred Hospice Virginia Beach
Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
5544 Greenwich Road
We need your help and heart! Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice philosophy. Hospice volunteers are there to hold a hand, listen, read, write a letter, run errands or even help out in our office. Volunteers are there to step in when a family member needs a break, and are there for the family and friends after their loved ones have passed away. No matter what your skills are, talents or motivation, we have a rewarding opportunity for you to help! While the subject of death and dying can be understandably overwhelming, death is essential to life. Help us provide a 'circle of hope' for individuals who are entering their final stages of their journeys. Your services are deeply appreciated, and always welcome.
Some Volunteer Opportunities:
Provide administrative/clerical support including filing, answering phones, mailings, etc. Some tasks can be done from your home.
Provide bereavement support to families through supportive phone calls, mailings and visits.
Patient Visitor Volunteers:
Make friendly visits to hospice patients in their homes or long-term health care facilities, and provide companionship and support to the patient and their families.
Pet Therapy Volunteers:
Make supportive visits to patients with their registered therapy dogs. The pet therapy volunteer team must be registered or be willing to become registered through an organization such at Therapy Dog, Inc., Therapy Dog International, etc. We can help you with the process of getting registered.
Make weekly telephone calls to check on patients/families to assess their needs. These calls can be made from your home.
Other Specialty and Professional Volunteers:
Volunteers who want to provide specific support including music, vigil, art/crafts, life review video, spiritual support, handyman, etc. Also, those who want to share professional skills such as art and music therapists, beauticians and barbers and other professional services (volunteers must be certified, licensed or registered in the professional specialty).
- Training Provided
How To Apply
Hospice philosophy and service depend upon both professional and volunteer services to fulfill organizational, patient, caregiver and family member needs. Whether it’s providing companionship to a patient in their final months and weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers, or helping with administrative work in one of our local hospice programs, the contributions of Volunteers are essential to the important work we provide at Kindred Hospice. By utilizing the time and talents of Volunteers, we can offer a wider range of services and meet a variety of special needs and interests. This is in an effort to improve quality of life and enhance care services to our patients, families and caregivers.
A note from the poster:
My name is Ashley Holliday and I am the Manager of Volunteer Services for Kindred Hospice in the Virginia Beach area. However, it’s important to note that we service patients from all walks of life throughout the Tidewater area. If you're interested in learning more about volunteering and you’re comfortable with this – you can provide me with your address (upon Inquiring) and I can send you a volunteer application / additional information on volunteering via mail. Or, if you’d prefer just a brief synopsis of what we look for in a volunteer we can set up a quick phone conference whenever is convenient for you!
TB Test, Background Check and Orientation are required*