Volunteer Areas At Agape
Whether you are musically inclined, bilingual, a veteran, an organizer, or simply a great listener, our volunteer program has a place for you. Here are some of the different arenas we have within our volunteer program:
General Patient Support
When providing patient support, the volunteer’s goal is to simply be a companion, a hand to hold, and a non-judgemental listener
Our musical volunteers gift their musical talents to our patients and their families. Some musical volunteers perform mini-concerts for groups of residents at assisted living homes and skilled nursing facilities.
Others bring their music to the bedside, playing for patients as they near the end of their life. This type of musical performance can be a huge blessing to the patients, as well as to their loved ones.
We believe that honoring veterans for their service to our country is a crucial part to the end-of-life journey. If you are in active duty military, are a veteran, or simply have a heart to serve our veterans, we would love to have you join us in our endeavors to honor the veterans in our community.
Vigil volunteers sit at the patient’s bedside during their final hours. This volunteer service is typically provided to patients who are alone at the end of their life. Often times the volunteer will read scripture, sing songs, or just hold the patient’s hand. It is an incredible honor to be able to provide this personal touch to people for the last time in their lives.
If you have a desire to help us do what it takes internally to provide excellent hospice care externally, we will find a place for you!
Never volunteered at a hospice before? No worries. All of our new volunteers are given an orientation that prepares them for the work they will do in our community with our patients.
This in-depth 30 hour training program takes place over the course of two weeks, and fully prepares you to become a hospice volunteer.
The following are requirements in becoming a hospice volunteer:
- Interview with the Volunteer Coordinator
- 30-hour training
- Drug screening
- Background check
- TB Skin Test
- Proof of auto insurance
- Two references (Can not be family members)
Become an Agape Hospice Volunteer