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.
• 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.
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:
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.