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Brightmoor Hospice Volunteer InformationVolunteers

“TO BE INVITED INTO THE LAST MONTHS, WEEKS, AND DAYS OF A PERSON’S LIFE IS AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE"

~Author Unknown

Volunteers are an integral part of the Brightmoor Hospice team. They play a significant role in the lives of our patients and families. Without volunteers, hospice would not exist.

Many volunteers join our hospice team because they have personally experienced hospice services. They understand that their service makes a positive difference in the lives of our patients, families, our employees and our community. Brightmoor Hospice volunteers help to bring compassion, respect and dignity to the last days of a person’s life.

Our volunteers truly believe in adding life to days when days cannot be added to life.

What Can Brightmoor Hospice Volunteers do?

Patient/Family Support

  • Support and reassure patient and family.
  • Assist the patient and the family with projects.
  • Visit with the patient, or with family members.
  • Be an attentive and sympathetic listener.
  • Sit with the patient. Give family time to get away from home for brief periods.
  • Give the family time to rest and relax.
  • Run errands, provide transportation to appointments, read or play music to patient.

Special Skills and Services for Patients

  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Haircuts
  • Notary publics
  • Computer help
  • Ramp building
  • Pet therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Lawn mowing
  • Home maintenance/repairs

Office Work

  • Help with administrative and clerical capacities.
  • Various duties may include data entry, record keeping/filing and telephone duties.

Marketing and Special Events

  • Serve on committees.
  • Promote Brightmoor Hospice at community events.
  • Assist with correspondence.
  • Participate in fund raising and special events.
  • Perform administrative duties and other related activities.

Community Awareness

  • Serve as links to the community.
  • Act as ambassadors to represent Brightmoor Hospice by their good work.
  • Tell the Brightmoor Hospice story.
  • Raise awareness of Brightmoor Hospice care as an important community resource.
  • Represent Brightmoor Hospice at corporate and community health fairs.

Who can become a Brightmoor Hospice Volunteer?

Qualifications for being a Hospice Volunteer:

  • Be willing to be interviewed, accepted, and trained by the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Must pass a background check (to pass a background check you cannot have a felony of any kind at any time and you cannot have a misdemeanor in the last 7 years).
  • Must have not lost an immediate family member (spouse, mother, father, sibling, or child) in the past year.
  • Must have at least 2 to 4 hours of time a week to minister or work (administrative).
  • Must accept the concept of pallative care (care without curing).
  • Must submit to and pass a blood pressure check and TB test.
  • Must be spiritually and emotionally mature.
  • Must attend quarterly meetings and receive continuing education.
  • Must be able to read, write, chart, and comprehend instruction.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age with a Driver’s License or Picture ID.
  • Must have a consent from parents/guardian if under 18 years of age.

Important Qualities in Brightmoor Hospice volunteers:

  • Good communication and listening skills
  • A nonjudgmental attitude
  • Reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Compassion

How do I become a Brightmoor Hospice Volunteer?

Contact the Brightmoor Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 770-467-9930