James River Hospice is in need of caring, compassionate volunteers to provide basic companionship for our patients and respite care for their families.
-sit with patients while their families and / or caregivers run errands or need a break (perform light housekeeping, meal prep, etc)
-assist patients and their families with basic errands
We are asking for a commitment of 1-4 hours weekly based on patient / family needs. Companionship visits last roughly an hour. Visits for caregiver relief can last up to 4 hours to allow for doctor appointments, shopping, resting, etc.
All volunteers will be required to complete a background check / drug test and to attend an orientation detailing the policies and procedures of hospice care, as well as their specific duties and roles.
*Please note: James River Hospice Inc. is a for-profit hospice agency. Volunteer engagement is a requirement of Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation 418.78*