Become a Hospice Volunteer today!
Volunteer fills the gap between loved ones and professional caregivers. Acura Hospice Care volunteers are very special! Their work is unique in the fact that they provide support in many ways to our patients and their families. Hospice volunteers are a vital part of the Hospice Care Team. They serve as helping hands, companions and sympathetic listeners. They assist with patient and family care as well as community outreach and education and office needs. They also serve as speakers, educators and help with special events. Hospice volunteers go through an initial training program and attend educational in-services throughout the year. They must also submit to a drug screening and background check and provide personal references. Hospice offers training, at no charge, throughout the year for individuals interested in volunteering. If you need more information, please call 281-566-1133 .
Provide companionship and support to hospice patients and families in their own homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Volunteers can provide simple but much-needed support just by talking, reading, listening to music or helping celebrate holidays and special occasions with patients.
Provide hospice patients company and allow caregivers to take a small break and to get some fresh air, attend church, go to an appointment, run errands, or maybe just take a nap, so they can be refreshed for their most important job.
Assist the patient and caregiver around the house by running errands, preparing light meals, doing light housekeeping, care for plants, feed or walk pets, or other practical tasks.
Bereavement volunteers offer mental and emotional support to family members both before and after the death through visits, correspondence, phone calls and participation in the bereavement support groups and memorial services.
Provide administrative support to Hospice staff in our offices such as filing, copying, computer input, assembling information packets, telephone support and reception work and other organizational tasks as needed.
Provide educational presentations to the community on topics related to end-of-life care, in the process recruiting volunteers.
Aid in the planning of important events such as memorial services, caregiver support groups, bereavement support groups, family nights and more.