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Volunteers are the heart of hospice and make a vast difference to the patients
and staff. Volunteers may choose to work as one or more of the following:
(Requires a 16-hour training class – offered several times per year)
These special volunteers serve as a friend to patients and families, offering
support and encouragement. Probably the most meaningful part of that support
is in respite care when a volunteer sits with the patient while the caregiver
takes a break to attend to personal needs or just to get away for a little
quiet time. Direct patient volunteers may also run errands for the family
or simply lend a supportive, compassionate, listening ear. The training
classes include the following topics:
We have several events and projects in which volunteers can lend a helping
hand, including memorial services, We Honor Veterans committee, bereavement
programs, fundraisers, community education & appreciation, and fundraisers.
Do you like to sew? Do you like to do things for other people? Volunteers
have the opportunity to create a special items such as a memory bear or
a lap quilt. In our memory bear program volunteers create a bear for a
family member of a hospice patient by using a special article of clothing,
such as a shirt, robe, quilt, blanket, etc. Once the Memory Bear is completed,
Hospice of Lubbock staff gives the special keepsake to the family. Each
volunteer is given a bear pattern to use. Sewing volunteers have the opportunity
to collaborate with our We Honor Veterans program by sewing a special
red/white/blue themed lap blanket for our patients that are veterans.
Once the lap blanket is completed it will be presented by our Hospice
of Lubbock staff to a veteran that is on service.
Work in the hospice office and performs clerical tasks such as filing,
mail-outs, data entry, special projects, or fundraising events.
For more information about volunteering with Hospice of Lubbock please
call 806-795-2751 or 800-658-2648.