Summer Hospice Volunteers Needed at Halcyon Hospice of Georgia
by Brian Trapnell
Make a Difference This Summer!
As we move into the hot summer months, Halcyon Hospice of Georgia is looking for fresh crew of volunteers to help our patients and staff. Many of our regular volunteers take vacation in the summer, so it’s nice to be able to fill those gaps with new folks looking to make a difference.
What do Hospice Volunteers do? In general, they provide support to patients and staff both at the hospice inpatient unit located in Atlanta, and in patient’s homes. Volunteers bring a wide variety of skills and experience to the care we provide and often make significant contributions to patients and families dealing with end-of-life issues.
Hospice volunteers can help with letter writing, running errands, translating, spiritual support, companionship, and family support. Volunteers can work directly with patients and families, or provide administrative support such as photo copying or answering phones, in one of our Georgia offices . If you have a professional background or special skills or talents, you may be able to offer those as a volunteer. We also encourage church groups or other civic organizations to volunteer their time as a group.
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization there are an estimated 458,000 active volunteers working in hospices around the country. These individuals donate more than 21 millions hours of service annually and account for 5.2 percent of all patient care hours.
At Halcyon Hospice, our volunteers are special – so all volunteers receive specialized training and plenty of support from the staff. To learn more, or apply for a volunteer position, visit the Volunteer section of our website, or call us at 855.328.1700. Thank you!
If you are unable to volunteer, but would like to make donation to the Halcyon Hospice Foundation, simply click the image below.