Volunteers serve a pivotal role in the implementation of hospice care.
Click here to download a Stein Hospice Volunteer brochure.
Stein Hospice volunteer opportunities include:
Patient and Family Support Volunteers – work with patient’s and their families within their residence which could include a nursing facility or assisted living facility. They lend a supporting presence to the patient and family under Stein Hospice care. Some responsibilities may include:
- Providing companionship for the patient.
- Relieving the caregivers so that they might be able to maintain a balance in their own lives.
- Providing transportation or running errands.
Veteran Patient Volunteers – on an average day Stein Hospice cares for 130 Veteran hospice patients and they need your help. We are looking for Veterans or individuals who want to visit a Veteran patient at their private home, nursing facility or the Ohio Veterans Home. The training class is 12 hours and covers Veteran issues at end of life, communication skills and hands-on care.
Delivery Volunteers – transport much needed medicine and equipment to patients whose caregivers are unable to do so. These services are a vital part of Stein Hospice care.
Bereavement Volunteers – are special listeners who help the family after the death of their loved one. They provide loving, compassionate support to friends and family members. Bereavement volunteers responsibilities may include:
- Visiting and listening to family members
- Assisting with social or educational functions
- Helping with memorial services
Administrative Support Volunteers – work in the office providing support to the administrative staff. Some of their responsibilities may include:
- Providing clerical support
- Helping with community service projects
- Assisting with mailings
Special Project Volunteers – work with the Stein Hospice team on special events such as the annual “Light up a Life” celebration, Memorial Services and fundraisers. Volunteers may bake cookies, assist with landscaping, help at special events, or many other possibilities. If you have a special talent or hobby, and would like to share it with us, we have a place for you!
Encore – volunteers are needed to work at Encore, Stein Hospice’s upscale resale shop located at 126 Columbus Avenue in downtown Sandusky. We need help in the front of the store assisting customers and in the back of the store, where items are sorted and priced. We also need men and women to help pick up donations and make minor repairs. The store is open 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Our goal is to have two volunteers per half-day shift.
For more information on becoming a Stein Hospice Volunteer please call 800-625-5269 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paws Up - Do you own a dog, at least 1 year old, that is friendly and likes strangers? Do you want to volunteer your time visiting hospice patients in our inpatient care center, private homes or nursing homes? Is so, please consider joining Paws Up. Click here to learn more.
Threshold Choir - Would you like to share your singing voice with our patients? Click here to learn more.
The LifeCourse™ Training assists us to journey through the process of self-awareness of not only death and dying, but living well in the process. It provides important information about end of life, while creating a supportive, nurturing environment that allows us to explore our beliefs, our fears, and our hopes.
The LifeCourse™ Training is open to everyone in the community, regardless of ability or interest in serving as a volunteer.
LifeCourse™ will be offered at the following locations May 2013:
Firelands Presbyterian Church
2626 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton
Monday, May 6, Wednesday, May 8
Monday, May 13, Wednesday, May 15
Monday, May 20, Wednesday, May 22
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mercy Willard Hospital
1100 Neal Zick Rd., Willard
Tuesday, May 7, Thursday, May 9
Tuesday, May 14, Thursday, May 16
Tuesday, May 21, Thursday, May 23
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For more information or to register contact our Volunteer Department, 800-625-5269, email@example.com.
"Together, We Share the Journey"