Hospice of the Golden Isles, Brunswick, GA

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Volunteering at Hospice of the Golden Isles

At Hospice of the Golden Isles, volunteers are needed to support the patient, family and caregiver.  During times of serious illness, having companionship and someone responsive to a patient’s needs are critical to a patient’s comfort.  Hospice of the Golden Isles volunteers help to ensure that each patient has additional care throughout their journey.

Volunteers work under the supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator and the Director of Clinical Services.  Volunteers must complete appropriate training and orientation before they can be assigned.

Volunteers at Hospice of the Golden Isles

Volunteer Responsibilities

• Attend four in-services each year
• Maintain confidentiality at all times and project a professional manner while acting as a representative of HGI.
• Consult with the Volunteer Coordinator, Bereavement Coordinator, or immediate supervisor regarding any Hospice questions
• Document hours of service and mileage
 

Patient Care and Administrative Volunteers are responsible to the Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator for all supervision.  Bereavement Volunteers are responsible to the Bereavement Coordinator.  A volunteer’s work is reviewed on an ongoing basis.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Hospice Volunteers support hospice patients and their families through companionship, assistance with errands, or providing respite time for the caregiver.  Volunteers may also help with the administrative duties for HGI by providing clerical support:

Patient Volunteer

Administrative Volunteer

Bereavement Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call the Volunteer Coordinator, who will ask you to:

·         Interview with HGI’s Volunteer Department personnel

Volunteers, as all employees, are required to have 6 hours of in-service updates yearly according to regulations.