Volunteer Application Process

We are committed to the highest quality of care for patients & families, and the highest standards of support & education for our volunteers. Due to the sensitive nature of end-of-life care, volunteers are carefully selected and trained. We welcome your call for information about volunteering: 770-285-1436.

To get started, we ask the following from all of our volunteers:

1. Complete Application

Fill out our volunteer application, then mail or scan your completed application to:
Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center
2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

2. Submit Other Documents

Please provide us with the following documentation:

  • Immunization Record – documentation of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test (two step) – provided as part of volunteer training (basic screening costs covered by Hospice)
  • Background Check (costs covered by Hospice)
  • Proof of Car Insurance
  • Driver’s License
3. Attend Training

Attend all training sessions for the type of volunteer work you want to do. Call our office at 770-285-1436 for upcoming training sessions.

After completing personnel files and training sessions, commit to volunteering for a period of weeks, months, or years. We work with you and your schedule. We have opportunities for seasonal, time-limited, and long-term volunteers.


Volunteer Opportunities & Training Requirements

Volunteer Activities for Seniors

Role:

  • Assists with activities such as Bingo or Crafts in Assisted Living Facilities

Training Required:

  • Sixteen (16) hour volunteer general training
  • Three (3) hours site specific training and completion of volunteer file
Administrative & Clerical Volunteer

Role:

  • Provides clerical support in the hospice office

Training Required:

  • Four (4) hour basic volunteer training
  • Completion of personnel file
Bereavement Volunteer

Role:

  • Assists Bereavement staff with providing grief support to families of hospice patients

Training Required:

  • Sixteen (16) hour volunteer general training
  • Four (4) hour position specific bereavement support training and completion of volunteer file
Camp Braveheart Volunteer

Role:

  • Assists Bereavement staff with providing grief support camps for kids

Training Required:

  • Four (4) hour bereavement volunteer training
  • Completion of personnel file
Community Outreach Volunteer

Role:

  • Assists hospice staff with public speaking, health fairs and community events

Training Required:

  • Sixteen (16) hour volunteer general training
  • Two (2) hour position specific training with hospice nurse liaison
Hospital Team Volunteer

Role:

  • Provides weekly drop-in visits to hospice patients hospitalized at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Training Required:

  • Sixteen (16) hour volunteer general training
  • Two (2) hour site specific training & completion of personnel file
Long Term Care (LTC) Team Volunteer

Role:

  • Provides company to hospice patients in long term care residences

Training Required:

  • Sixteen (16) hour volunteer general training
  • Two (2) hour site specific training & completion of personnel file
Meal Assistance Volunteer

Role:

  • Assists patients living in facilities with their meal

Training Required:

  • Sixteen (16) hour volunteer general training
  • Two (2) hour site specific training & completion of personnel file
Memory Bear Volunteer

Role:

  • Sews “Memory Bears” for families of hospice patients

Training Required:

  • Two (2) hour training
  • Completion of “practice bear” and personnel file
Patient & Family Support Volunteer

Role:

  • Stays with patient while caregiver takes a break from care giving inside or away from the home

Training Required:

  • Sixteen (16) hour volunteer general training
  • Four (4) hours comfort care training with shadowing opportunity available & completion of personnel file
Pet Therapy

Role:

  • Credentialing through an established pet credentialing program
  • Pet and owner/handler provide supportive visits to patients and families

Training Required:

  • Sixteen (16) hour volunteer general training
  • Completion of personnel file
Skilled or Professional Volunteer

Role:

  • Certification/Licensure requirements may apply
  • Provides a professional skill like cosmetology, pet therapy, nursing, massage, manicures, music, media etc.

Training Required:

  • Sixteen (16) hour volunteer general training
  • One (1) hour position specific training and completion of personnel file
Special Projects Volunteer

Role:

  • Makes gowns, bibs, catheter bag covers, pillows, care bags, wooden memory boxes, blankets etc.

Training Required:

  • One (1) hour training
  • Completion of personnel file – requirements vary by project
Spiritual Care Volunteer

Role:

  • Professional education/credentialing required
  • Provides spiritual support to patients and families

Training Required:

  • Sixteen (16) hour volunteer general training
  • Four (4) hours position specific training and completion of personnel file
Veteran to Veteran Volunteer

Role:

  • Visits hospice patients who are veterans & assist staff with thank you presentations

Training Required:

  • Eight (8) hour volunteer general training
  • Completion of personnel file
Vigil Care Volunteer

Role:

  • Sits at the beside of dying patients

Training Required:

  • Sixteen (16) hour volunteer general training
  • Three (3) hour site specific training & completion of personnel file

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