As a hospice in Burbank, California, we highly accept volunteers. We believe that volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team as they fill many important roles. Doing volunteer work may be challenging sometimes, but it is also very gratifying, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally meaningful. And in our hospice, we value volunteers and the work that they do very much. So, if you are ever looking for something to do that’s fulfilling and helpful, you might want to consider volunteering.
Volunteers give support to patients by doing simple tasks with them, such as reading, taking walks, writing letters, attending appointments, and many more. They may also be assigned in bereavement support programs to assist a support group facilitator, serve food and drinks, and help the patients’ families and loved ones. Volunteers play a big role in fundraising and administrative work as well. Just like in our hospice care in Los Angeles County, California, volunteers with clerical skills help with office work, which includes fundraising. Other responsibilities include preparing mailings or letters to organizing events and contacting potential donors.
With a lot of volunteers in the hospice, caregivers, nurses, and even family caregivers can take a well-deserved break from time to time. Volunteers offer respite care so that caregivers can take care of necessary errands, exercise, and do the things they want to do for themselves. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at Compassionate Hospice Care, Inc. We also have a facility of palliative care in Los Angeles County, California.