Hospice Care of America is searching for volunteers in the area. Volunteers can work just a few hours a month doing administrative work or providing patient care. No experience is necessary. Training will be provided to give volunteers the skills needed to assist patients and their families.
“The only thing needed is a caring heart,” said Rick Boland, the volunteer coordinator.
Volunteers may run errands or just sit and read to patients. Volunteers will be oriented to a specialized program to understand the Hospice Care of America’s mission, philosophy and goals.
Volunteers can also provide administrative support, bereavement support, work on special projects or provide pet therapy. The volunteer’s need varies from patient to patient.
This flexibility allows each volunteer to find an area of services uniquely suited to them.
Hospice Care of America offers free training to all volunteers as well as two-step TB screening, which is required for all direct patient volunteers, a flu vaccine and blood pressure check. A free Hepatitis B Vaccine is also available, though this is optional.
Anyone interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer can contact Rick Boland at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (706) 447-2626.
Volunteers can also fill out an application online at http://www.msa-corp.com/companies/hospicecareofamerica/volunteers.aspx.