About Hospice Volunteering
A Hospice Volunteer is an important asset to the Hospice team. They offer the companionship, and warmth that sometimes the patients in hospice are in most need of. The presence of a volunteer can drastically change the atmosphere within a patients home. Whether it is simply helping in preparing their next meal, or sitting down to play a game of chess, a volunteer’s presence makes a huge impact in this difficult stage of a patients life.
Lend a helping hand, be that support to the one who is not only hurting physically, but emotionally—from loneliness, or even past regrets they may be reliving. And you will undoubtably gain a better understanding and perspective of life, and what really matters.
Some Responsibilities of a Hospice Volunteer
Be a friend/listening ear.
Run errands/Personal Care Appointments
Prepare meals and assist patient with eating if needed
Help tidy up the house
Transport the patient to their doctor’s appointments
Provide comfort and support
Play a favorite board or card game
Help the patient’s caregiver with their errands and other daily tasks
Inform hospice staff of the patients’ needs
Serving the communities of Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Folsom & surrounding
If you're interested in becoming a hospice volunteer for RCHC,
please give us a call at 916-858-1440 or email our
Volunteer Coordinator at Aja.Michael@rc-hospice.org