About Volunteering

Learn more about Adena Hospice

An important component of the Hospice program is the work performed by volunteers who offer companionship for patients and caregivers, run errands, assist with the bereavement program, and/or help with clerical and administrative tasks.

Training programs are held several times a year. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, call the volunteer coordinator at 740-779-HOME (4663) or 1-800-799-7710.

Sign up to become an Adena Hospice Volunteer

Not only does being a Volunteer give you a chance to make a real difference in others’ lives, Adena Hospice also offers valuable skill training at no cost to you. Through initial and continuous training, you will gain the knowledge needed to confidently provide patient support.

As an Adena Hospice Volunteer, you will learn: 

• Hospice philosophy and ethics

• The concepts of death, dying, and grief

• Interpersonal communication skills

• Care and comfort practices

• Working knowledge of terminal illnesses – Respect for spiritual/cultural differences

• How to interact with families

• Stress management techniques

• How to respond to grief

• Processes and regulations of hospice care

• Patient Transfer Skills Training

• CPR Certification

What do volunteers do?

Comfort the grieving 

The passing of a loved one leaves a void, no matter how well-prepared. Volunteers offer solace in a variety of ways, such as:

• Recording the life story of a patient using photos or video

• Making keepsake items for families

• Consoling family members after the loss of their loved one

Administrative support

Even though Hospice is a nonprofit agency, there still are many day-to-day business aspects of the organization where volunteers can contribute. People are always needed to:

• Help in offices with medical records, filing, computer data entry, mailings, making phone calls, copying materials, and other general office duties

• Serve as members of fund

Ease burdens

Hospice volunteers offer comfort and support, and provide social interaction while helping patients and families with stress and anxiety. Examples of how volunteers help are:

• Visiting with patients at their homes or a care facility

• Running errands for a patient or family member

• Providing caregiver relief for families so they can enjoy some personal time

• Celebrating patient birthdays by delivering a cake

• Engaging patients with simple recreation such as games, music, or conversation

• Showing honor and recognition for life accomplishments such as military service

Do you have questions?

Ask, get answers, and find out if becoming a volunteer with Adena Hospice is right for you. Call 740-779-4663 to attend a no-obligation introduction.

Apply to get more information or become an Hospice Volunteer today.

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