Seeking New Hospice Volunteers!

| By Jodi Horton

Casa de la Luz Hospice volunteers are an integral part of our interdisciplinary team, providing companionship and support to hospice patients. We are so appreciative of the time our volunteers are willing to give in offering presence, kindness, and friendship to our patients. We are currently accepting volunteer applications for our next training session. We have high need for Spanish-speaking volunteers, veterans, and those who are willing to visit patients on the east and south sides of Tucson as well as patients in the tri-community of Oracle, San Manuel, and Mammoth, Ariz.

How do you know if hospice volunteering is the right commitment for you? Here are a few of the characteristics we look for in a Casa de la Luz volunteer.

Engagement – We need individuals who are willing to be engaged in volunteering and with their patients. This is a meaningful and vulnerable time of life, and we cannot just go through the motions when serving the needs of others.

Flexibility – Things can change quickly in hospice care, and we hope our volunteers can go with the flow when things don’t happen exactly as we expect.

Commitment – All volunteers are required to undergo a 30-hour training before they can begin volunteering with patients. After training, we ask our volunteers to commit 1-2 hours per week. The patients rely on us, and the volunteer is part of Casa de la Luz’s commitment to providing superior care.

Being agenda-free – Our care is about the patient and his or her needs. It is not our place to impose our values on a patient. Allowing the patient to lead every visit serves the patient best and allows them to maintain a sense of comfort, dignity, and harmony.

If you are interested in hospice volunteering, submit an application online or contact our volunteer department at (520) 544-9890 for more information.

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