Are there any costs involved to volunteer?
Just your time. All costs involved in the application process are paid by Arizona Care Hospice. A TB test, background check, and comprehensive training will be provided.
Do I need medical experience or training?
You do not need medical experience and we will provide the training necessary to volunteer. The orientation can be held at our office in Fountain Hills or we will be happy to meet with you at a convenient location of your choosing. Volunteers will not feed, transfer, transport, administer medications, assist with personal care or provide counseling to patients.
What are the requirements for Arizona Care Hospice volunteers?
The two most important characteristics of our volunteers are compassion and a desire to help. Whether our volunteers are playing board games with a patient or offering respite for the caregiver, our volunteers will be using skills that they already possess. Volunteer activities can include companionship, emotional support, reading to the patient, playing music, or assisting with light housekeeping chores. We believe that hospice is not a place. Hospice is a philosophy; one that centers on the belief that every individual has the right to die comfortably and with dignity. Volunteers play a large part in making that happen.