Hospice Volunteer

Job Locations US-AR-Texarkana
ID
2021-2003
Category
Volunteer
Type
PRN (Per Diem)

Overview

Come join our Dierksen Hospice Volunteer Team! Are you caring and compassionate? Do you have a passion for helping others?  Then we would love to have you as a hospice volunteer! 

 

Dierksen Hospice's volunteers are provided the preparation and training they need to comfortably and successfully complete their chosen assignments.  Some volunteers receive additional training based on their selected area of service. Dierksen Hospice has multiple office locations where we serve patients located in Northeast Texas and numerous countries in Arkansas.

 

Become a hero on your own terms
On your own time. In your own way. With your personality. Your ability to relate. Your own skills. Your way of solving a problem, sharing a story, helping somebody remember important moments in their lives.

 

You can be one of our volunteers
When you give us the precious gift of your time and interest, we give you a chance to make a real difference in someone’s life. We train you, find you the right assignment and stand behind you as you grow.

 

Dierksen Hospice provides professional care with a personal touch. We accomplish this by focusing on both the patient and their family. We will treat the disease process with medical expertise while emphasizing quality living, not only physically, but also psychosocially, emotionally and spiritually. Comfort, compassion and calming presence are the gifts we bring to this service, and we are honored to walk with the patient and loved ones through this special time.

 

*Volunteers are not employed and do not receive compensation for their time*

Responsibilities

There are Two Types of Volunteers

  1. Patient Care Volunteers are part of a patient’s care team. They make home visits to offer companionship for patients and relief for caregivers. Examples of patient care volunteer opportunities include reading to the patient, assisting with a hobby, listening, running errands, or grocery shopping.
  2. Organizational Volunteers do not work directly with patients and families. Examples of organizational volunteer opportunities include work in our offices to support our care team or help patients and families through indirect support, such as assisting with our Transitions program, creating special memories for holidays, patient birthdays and anniversaries, planting flowers or mowing a yard for a patient that is unable to continue doing so, and helping with other needs of our patients and families.

Qualifications

  • Understanding and supportive of hospice philosophy.
  • Compassionate person who is accepting and respectful of people's differences.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an insured automobile in good working order, if making patient visits.
  • The ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to pass background check requirements.
  • Patient Care Volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated prior to volunteering.  This is not a requirement for Organizational Volunteers.

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