Patient Companionship Volunteer training happens throughout the year on an individual basis. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the Hospice office at 745-9254.
We are always looking for individuals with big hearts and helpful hands for help with the many projects and patients that we coordinate and serve. If you are interested in volunteering, we will have you complete a volunteer application and give you a personal interview to see how your unique personality and talents fit with Hospice of Laramie.
“We cannot change the outcome, but we can affect the journey.”
~ Ann Richardson
Volunteers at Hospice of Laramie are an integral part of our team. We recognize that without volunteers, Hospice could not maintain their quality of service to Albany County residents. Volunteers not only assist with patients, they also help in the business office and with fundraisers.
Volunteer Duties Can Include:
- Answering phones/assisting with our loan closet
- Meal preparation and/or assistance with feeding the patient
- Encouraging interest in hobbies or activities
- Assistance with fundraisers
- Companionship visits
- Shopping and errands
- Light housekeeping
- Emotional support
- Other tasks as desired or asked
To become a Hospice of Laramie volunteer, you must contact the Hospice of Laramie office with your interest. We will have you complete a volunteer application and schedule an interview for you with the Volunteer Coordinator. After the interview, volunteers are screened with background and reference checks. Once a volunteer is cleared, then each volunteer must participate in either an online orientation or a DVD orientation. Finally, all volunteers must be screened for tuberculosis (this is done for free by our nurses).
And thanks to wonderful volunteers we are able to meet the needs of our patients and their loved ones.
Our volunteers participate in New Volunteer individual training in the comfort of their home. Training sessions cover all aspects of Hospice to help prepare volunteers for visits to the patient’s home and assisting with administrative opportunities.
Training consists of:
- Mission & History of Hospice
- Confidentiality & HIPPA
- Volunteer Information
- Care & Comfort
- Death & Dying
- Grief & Loss
- Patient Rights
- Spirituality & Spiritual Care
- Safety & Infection Control
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Nothing can replace the great feeling of being cared about when financial return is not a motivational factor. Hospice of Laramie takes pride in and respects our volunteers, knowing that it takes a special person to be willing to give of their time for the needs of others. If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact the Hospice office.