Health Services & Support Groups
Soreo volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help. Some interact directly with patients and families. Others prefer to work behind the scenes in the office setting. As a volunteer, you help determine which tasks you’re best suited to perform. The roles of volunteers are typically divided into two major categories: those who are directly involved with the care of the dying person and their family and those who indirectly support the dying by providing services directly to the hospice.
Patient Support Volunteer
Visit with patients to provide companionship and emotional support. Spend time talking, reading, listening to music, sitting outside or providing a comforting touch. This may include running errands, grocery shopping, or assisting with household chores/tasks.
Administrative Support Volunteer
Assist with office support tasks at the agency such as copying, filing, bulk mailings, data entry, preparing materials and other duties associated with running an office. These are generally tasks that involve little or no interaction with the dying person or their family but are very important to hospice operations.
Bereavement Support Volunteer
Volunteers work closely with the hospice’s professional bereavement staff to support surviving loved one’s by sending condolence cards, assisting with informative bulk mailing, providing referral information about community resources, or planning the community memorial services.