“Volunteers are just ordinary people with extraordinary hearts. They offer the gift of their time to teach to listen, to help, to inspire, to build, to grow, to learn. They expect no pay, yet the value of their work knows no limit…
They’ve known the unexpected joy of a simple hug. They’ve planted the tiny seeds of love in countless lives. Volunteers are just ordinary people who reach out and take a hand and together make a difference that last a lifetime.”
Hospice volunteers are a vital part of our hospice care team. Volunteers supplement the care provided by the hospice core disciplines: medical director/attending physician, nursing, social work and spiritual care. Many patients and families consider CNA and volunteer care essential and to their overall peaceful, supportive, and rich hospice experience.
Maybe you feel called to support the terminally ill and their families. Maybe you have a heart for the dying, grieving and bereaved. Maybe working with hospice staff is part of your own grief work.
There are many ways to use your own personal interests and gifts in service of hospice patients, their families, and in support of the rest of the hospice team as a volunteer.
Office Assistance Volunteers are needed to assist with administrative tasks and projects necessary to the daily functioning of JOL Healthcare. This volunteer opportunity is at the main office. We strive to match volunteer interests and talents to the administrative needs of the organization.
- Computer skills
- Making admission packets
- Answering calls
- Special administrative projects
Special and Seasonal Projects Volunteers will help organize social and seasonal events or trainings for JOL Healthcare staff and volunteers. This may include providing refreshments, door prizes, speakers, etc. for such events, as requested.
Patient & Family Care Assist in meeting the needs of JOL Healthcare patients and families, working with JOL Healthcare staff, as requested by the R.N. Case Manager or other JOL Healthcare staff. May include staying with patient while patient’s caregiver leaves to run errands or take a much-needed break, read to the patient or friendly visits.
Facility Activities JOL Healthcare volunteers visit the local nursing homes and assisted care facilities performing a variety of activities with the residents to brighten their days. We have exercise sessions, birthday celebrations, holiday celebrations and Bingo that always need volunteers to assist.
Hospice Hounds Volunteers and their Therapy Dog International certified therapy dogs make visits to our patients (in the home, hospital or at skilled nursing facilities), as well as special events. Visiting with animals can help people feel less lonely and/or depressed and can be a welcome change of routine. Pets pay little attention to age or physical ability but accept people as they are. We are excited to launch this program and get our “Hospice Hounds” out in the community.
Specialized Services These volunteer opportunities require a current state license in a specialized field, such as: nail technicians, hairdressers, barbers, and masseuses/masseurs. This is a very generous service opportunity for those with these specialized skills to offer to JOL Healthcare patients in their homes, the hospital or at skilled nursing facilities.
Musician Do you play an instrument? Playing live music is an uplifting way to enhance the lives of JOL Healthcare patients and their families. As Bob Marley once said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
Bereavement After a patient passes, JOL Healthcare provides many aftercare services. Assistance in writing bereavement letters and making bereavement follow-up calls is always needed.
To volunteer with us, please fill out the volunteer application above and send it to Volunteer Coordinator, Alice Guzman, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can reach her directly with any questions at 512-701-5407.
JOL Healthcare, Inc. operates under a strict policy of non-discrimination towards any of our potential or current employees, volunteers, patients or affiliates because of age, race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.