Hospice Volunteers Needed in Greenville, SC & the Upstate
Being a hospice volunteer is an intensely rewarding experience.
Whether it’s providing companionship to a person in the final months or weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers, providing assistance in the office or helping with community outreach, the contributions of volunteers are an essential part of Interim HealthCare of Greenville & the Upstate's Hospice Program.
Our goal is to provide excellent end-of-life support to each patient and family. Hospice volunteers are at the heart of our goal. Serving people at the end of life’s journey allows hospice volunteers in Greenville and throughout the Upstate to make a difference to someone in need every day.
Are you ready to help those in need find peace?
To learn about the rewards of hospice volunteering, call (800) 758-4966 or (864) 587-9798
Once you complete the required pre-training interview and orientation class, you'll be ready. Surviving family members or friends wishing to join the volunteer staff will be strongly encouraged to wait a minimum of one year following the death of their loved one. Time requirements... 8 hours for training and then whatever number of hours you are available
As a volunteer, you will have access to ongoing educational opportunities to ensure you feel comfortable with your role. Hospice education covers:
- Philosophy of hospice care
- Services offered by hospice
- Physical, emotional, social, and spiritual issues that people can encounter at the end of life
- Effective communication when speaking with patients and family members
- Comfort care
- The dying process
- Basic information about grief and loss
- Documentation of your visits and observations
- Quarterly newsletters
For more information on Hospice Volunteers, contact us at (864) 587-9798
or (800) 758-4966
or e-mail InterimUpstate@interimcares.com
What Do Hospice Volunteers Do?
Support for patients and their families
- Visiting and companionship
- Reading and taking walks
- Writing letters
- Visiting with pets
- Respite for the caregiver
- Assistance with shopping, errands, meals
- Assist with light housekeeping
- Participation in memorial services
- Assisting in support groups
- Assisting with mailings and phone calls
- Computer data entry
- Office duties
- Reading scripture
- Providing music
- Presence as the patient is actively dying
- Speaking to community groups
- Assist with community health events