Hospice of Okeechobee

  

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Office Volunteer
A hospice office volunteer's activities would include phone answering, filing, computer work, and assisting with newsletter mailings.

Fundraising Volunteer
A hospice fundraising volunteer would assist with our Yard Sales and special events, such as the annual Festival of Trees or helping to staff an outreach table during events in the park.


Volunteers are Important
Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers are a dynamic group of individuals who assist our patients, help out in the Hospice office, and run fundraising events.  The volunteer determines the amount of time he or she can contribute.  Each volunteer determines what type of activity they would like to be involved in and appropriate training is provided.  Your involvement can be tailored to fit your schedule.

Patient Care Volunteer
A Hospice patient care volunteer provides non-medical support to a terminally ill patient and their loved ones.  This support can be provided to those living in The Hamrick Home or to those patients living in their own homes.  A patient care volunteer may sit with a patient in their own home while the primary caregiver goes shopping, to the doctor, or maybe just takes a walk.  While in the home the volunteer might provide emotional support to the patient and family, read a letter to the patient, or might even prepare a light snack.  At The Hamrick Home the volunteer might socialize with a patient on the porch, while enjoying some fresh air.  On occasion, a volunteer may run an errand to pick up medication from the pharmacy or a few groceries.  The impact on the patient and the family of these small and easy tasks performed by a patient care volunteer is tremendous.  The words of thanks and hugs are real and priceless.

Contact Us
Individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer should call the Hospice office (467-2321).  Alternatively, you can drop by The Hamrick Home (411 SE 4th Street) or send us an email:
 director@hospiceofokeechobee.org

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