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Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

It’s hard to face serious illness. It can be scary, stressful and expensive, but LA Hospice Center is here when you need help caring for yourself or your loved one. Hospice has helped those with serious, life-limiting illnesses manage their pain and symptoms in the comfort of their own home or wherever their home is.

VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTION TIME COMMITMENT TRAINING REQUIRED
Patient and Family Care and Support Volunteers are matched with a hospice patient and family to provide a variety of supportive services. Usually about 3-4 hours a week. 20 hours Direct Services Training
Organizational Support Volunteers help with the operation of the hospice program. Job opportunities may include: assisting with mailings, data entry, helping with health fairs, speakers’ bureau, baking and clerical work. As desired by Volunteer. Opportunities to help come intermittently throughout year. Hospice 101
Hospice Helpers Volunteers who do specific, one-time assignments for patients such as baking, sewing, gardening, cleaning, etc. Varies according to the task. Hospice 101
11th Hour Volunteers Volunteers who are on standby to sit with patients who are near death at home, in nursing homes and hospitals. Assignments are infrequent but usually require 4-8 hours at the time of the assignment. 20 hours Direct Services Training
HTV—Hospice Teen Volunteers Volunteers are at least a high school freshmen. Varies according to assignments. 20 hours Direct Services Training
Hospice Liaisons Represent hospice to their church or workplace to help with information distribution and referrals. 1 -2 hours per month 1 1/2 hour class and periodic meetings

Volunteer Training

Hospice 101 is a brief introductory class for organizational volunteers, and hospice helpers. The class is also open to anyone who is interested in learning about hospice.

Direct Service Training is a 20 hour program for patient support and 11th hour volunteers, it is also open to anyone who is interested in learning more about hospice.

  • Explains the history and philosophy of Hospice
  • Includes the following sessions:
  • Death and Dying
  • Family Dynamics
  • Boundaries
  • Communication
  • Spirituality
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Volunteerism
  • Documentation
  • Stress Management
  • Infection Control, HIPAA, Sexual Abuse, Safety

Hospice volunteer trainings are open to any interested person and are held several times throughout the year. Completion of the training does not obligate anyone to become a volunteer. There is no cost to participate, however, prior registration is required. Call or email for upcoming training dates.
info@lahospicecenter.com
818-696-5016