For many, the rewards of volunteering time and energy to help those in need are the most gratifying experience of a lifetime. SUN Home Health and Hospice needs men and women 18 years of age and older to provide a variety of volunteer services.
SUN Home offers several opportunities for individuals to participate in a variety of volunteer services. For more information about volunteer opportunities call 1-800-634-5232, extension 7656 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of SUN Home Volunteer
Are you interested in an opportunity to serve others and investing in the health of your community?
Please consider joining the Friends of SUN Home, the organization's auxiliary. The Friends of SUN Home have helped SUN Home Health and Hospice in the provision of charity/uncompensated care and in patient outreach programs. The Auxiliary holds two general meetings each year in the Spring and in the Fall and conducts several fundraising activities throughout the year. The purpose of the auxiliary is to educate and inform the public about the services offered by SUN Home Health and Hospice, to perform and promote volunteer activities which will enhance the services of the organization and to assist with the financial support of the organization.
Are you interested in giving of your time with others, in developing a better understanding of people and a deeper appreciation of life?
Please consider becoming a SUN Home Hospice Volunteer. The word "hospice" originates from medieval times when it indicated a place of shelter and rest for tired or ill travelers on long journeys. Today, "hospice" refers to a growing concept of humane and compassionate care which can be provided in the patient's home.
Functions performed by the hospice volunteers are varied and contingent upon the needs of the patient/family. They may include talking to, listening to, writing letters for, reading to the patient/family, teaching crafts, preparing light meals, running errands, making phone calls, decorating for holidays, etc. Volunteers are not responsible for personal care of the patient or any procedure usually performed by nursing staff.
Volunteers are appreciated and needed as requested by the family -- typically once a week. Training is provided at no charge to the volunteer.
The hospice concept is to provide care and dignity to those individuals with a life-limiting illness and to assist their families during and after this time. Hospice care is a loving way of keeping families together; it affirms life, emphasizing quality, not length. Hospice empowers patients to live fully while including families and loved ones in giving care. Volunteers play a large part in making this happen.
Hospice Care Center Volunteer
The SUN Home Hospice Care Center provides a comfortable alternative for SUN Home Hospice patients who are experiencing issues in pain and symptom control or who are in need of respite care. This higher level of care can be provided in a more controlled setting, yet still maintain a comfortable, homelike atmosphere.
Functions performed by the Hospice Care Center volunteers are varied and include: visit, talk and listen to the hospice patient/family; offer tours of the care center to visitors or to help orient a family; write letters, read, play games or teach a craft to patients; assist patients and families with receiving and partaking of meals; serve as a companion for the patient for short periods of time so family members feel comfortable leaving.