Volunteers are a vital part of our team at Open Arms Hospice and provide many valuable services, including.
Patient Support volunteers visit patients in their homes, help with errands, work in their yards, read to them, watch TV with them, help them make scrapbooks, play cards, write letters, and provide respite for caregivers so they can get out of the house for a little while. Many volunteers build true friendships as part of this volunteer service.
Bereavement volunteers make phone calls to those who have lost loved ones to see how they are coping with their grief. They visit lonely widows and widowers and help with mailings and other special projects.
McCall Hospice House Volunteers
Hospice House volunteers offer companionship to patients and families in the McCall Hospice House. They read to patients, play music to them, and help them create memory books among other activities.
They also help make the house run smoothly by:
We are always in need of volunteers to help with clerical jobs, including filing, stuffing envelopes, computer data input, and answering phones.
These volunteers put their baking skills to good use by baking birthday cakes for patients' birthdays and by making other goodies for our annual memorial service receptions.
These volunteers assist staff or give presentations on their own to local churches, civic groups, or organizations to create awareness of the concept of hospice and the services of Open Arms Hospice. Additional training is required to work in this area.
Many volunteers are needed to help with our special events, including delivering Thanksgiving meals to our patient families in November, Christmas caroling at our patients' homes and delivering Valentine's Day and Easter goodies. These celebrations help lift the spirits of our patients and families and make them feel special.