Patient & Family Support
Patient & Family Support Volunteers provide companionship to patients, complete light chores, and provide respite time so family members can take care of other responsibilities or simply relax.
Activities may include:
- Visiting with the patient and loved ones
- Providing a caregivers a short respite break
- Running errands
- Just being there to listen
- Writing a letters for the patient
- Bible Study
- Reading to patients
- Light housekeeping
- Preparing Meals
Bereavement Volunteers support patients’ loved ones. During the grieving process, the volunteer is an invaluable resource, especially for those who lack a solid support network. Bereavement volunteers support family members by offering a listening ear and comforting presence for up to 13 months after the loss of a loved one. Additional training is required to become a bereavement volunteer.
Education/Outreach Volunteers speak to groups of individuals and provide information regarding hospice services on behalf of Samaritan Care Hospice of Florida.
- Speaking at community workshops
- Hosting a booth at community health fairs
- Assisting the community outreach department with administrative duties
Administrative Volunteers assists the hospice team by working in the office.
- Researching statistical data
- General office tasks
- Typing, filing and other light office work
- Sending birthday cards, sympathy cards and bereavement notes
- Coordinating support services
- Assisting with the Tuck In program by making phone calls to patients/families on a weekly basis