Are you an active retiree or someone with time to fill on a weekday morning or afternoon, once a week? If you are, then we have people who would love to spend that time with you. We serve hospice patients who don’t have many visitors, who would be thrilled to see you for an hour or two each week, talking, being read to, playing cards, listening to music, watching game shows or sports, or just sharing stories. Visits take place in patients’ own homes, as well as nursing homes, assisted living, memory care, group homes, and hospitals. You will NOT be asked to provide any hands-on physical care to our patients, or to drive them anywhere. Seeing your smiling face is enough for them!
We ask our volunteers to make a one-year commitment to volunteering with us, and in exchange are provided with thorough training, one-on-one staff support, ongoing training on special topics, appreciation events, and opportunities to socialize with other volunteers. You will be asked to complete an online application, interview, background checks, fingerprinting, an annual TB (Tuberculosis) test, and be vaccinated against COVID-19 per the federal mandate. We will cover the cost of the background checks, fingerprinting, and TB testing.
Arbor Hospice requires that anyone who has suffered a personal loss wait a period of 12 months prior to volunteering. Thank you for considering this enriching and unique volunteer opportunity!