Volunteers work side-by-side with the professional staff to provide patient and family support. As a friend who pledges to be with them through the uncertainties of the weeks ahead, volunteers offer patients and families a listening ear, a hand to hold, and the presence of a caring heart. Services offered by the volunteers are as varied as the needs of the patients and families. Hospice of Southern Illinois’ volunteers also provide support in the Hospice of Southern Illinois offices, at health fairs, in parades and with community education. All volunteers receive specialized training before assignment to patients and families. There is no area of Hospice of Southern Illinois where the expertise and enthusiasm of the volunteers is not a valuable asset. For more information about becoming a volunteer, click here. We encourage you to call and consider joining the over 400 active volunteers across our 27 county service area. We are certain that you will learn that you agree with our current volunteers: they receive much more than they give.
Our volunteer opportunities are as varied as our volunteers’ time, skills and interests. Just be there. Listen. Hold a hand. Talk. Hug. Share. Make gifts for patients. Sing. Read to someone. Bake. Distribute information. File. Record or enter data. Write. Host an informational booth. Photograph. Give a tour. Garden. Create. Make phone calls. Parade. Laugh. Make new friends. Plan an event. Fundraise. Support. Learn. Welcome visitors. Again, just be there.
With numerous opportunities and programs for junior volunteers (ages 16-17) and adult volunteers (ages 18+) there is sure to be one that will allow you to use your talents to make a difference in the lives of others – and your own too. See the volunteer training schedule below or call Hospice of Southern Illinois at (800-233-1708) today to ask about or register for our scheduled upcoming volunteer training sessions.
Upcoming Volunteer Training Schedule
- September 23, 2016 – Marion Office: Hospice of Southern Illinois – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- September 29, 2016 – East Main Office: Hospice of Southern Illinois – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.