Caris Is Seeking Volunteers

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Volunteers provide important services to hospice organizations and the people they serve. Whether it’s providing companionship to a person in the final months and weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers, or helping in the office, the contributions of volunteers are essential to the important work.

 

Caris relies on volunteer support to provide excellent end-of-life care to each patient and family.

By being a hospice volunteer, you can gain great personal satisfaction from knowing that you have made an impact in another person’s life.

 

Volunteers must be 16 years (or older) with a valid drivers license. Volunteers must fill out an application and provide 3 references. A two hour training will be provided as well as a drug screen, TB skin test, background check, and motor vehicle check, all paid for by Caris Healthcare. No minimum commitment.

 

Volunteers Needed:

  • Visiting with patients’ in their home setting (home, assisted living facility, or nursing home). Read the bible, bring a milkshake, and being a friend. 

  • Office work- filing paperwork, answering phones, and assembling admission packets. No patient contact at this level. 

  • Special project- sewing, making scrapbooks, and card making. No patient contact at this level. 

Training date is set for Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. Training lasts 2 hours. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Morgan Askew, at 899-4044 or maskew@carishealthcare.com.



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