Hospice Volunteer Training
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
483 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61107
Volunteer in your community and set your own schedule! JourneyCare is looking for volunteers to visit patients in their homes--private residences and/or senior living communities.
A Care Companion is simply a friend who visits (on a routine or occasional basis) with someone receiving hospice care. The provide companionship, emotional support, and, above all, offer a presence, an ear to listen to stories and an understanding smile. You do not provide hands on medical care--you're just a friend because often our patients can feel lonely and isolated!
Care Companions also provide respite support so tired, stressed caregivers can take a much-needed break. JourneyCare supports pediatric patients as well and also needs volunteers who can support those families, perhaps by spending time with the patient's siblings. Pediatric volunteering is not for everyone, though, so please know that we work with each new volunteer to help them have the experience they desire while meeting the needs of our patients and families.
JourneyCare's service area includes 10 counties and we are in great need of volunteers in the Rockford area. Please join us at our volunteer orientation in Rockford to learn more!
We will cover the following: Hospice 101, Overview of JourneyCare, Our Services & How You Can Help, Customer Service, Patients' Rights/HIPAA, and Infection Control. You will also have an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of a panel of current JourneyCare Volunteers. After the training we also require some online courses, which will help you to feel more prepared for this role.
Please fill out our volunteer application and register for this class here: http://journeycare.org/volunteer/apply-volunteer/
Amy O'Donnell, Lead Volunteer Coordinator for JourneyCare; 224-407-7124