Become a Hospice Volunteer Today
We all know altruism makes us feel good, but did you know performing selfless acts for someone else can actually improve physical health? According to Psychology Today:
Research has discovered that helping others can not only improve your mental health, it also can improve your physical well-being. Studies have found that volunteers tend to live longer and often have better physical health than non-volunteers.
There’s a lot of need in the world. So if you’re interested in helping in some way – and maybe living longer as a result – how do you find the right opportunity for you? If you’re kind, caring, comfortable dealing with people, and you live in the greater Phoenix area, perhaps you should consider becoming a hospice volunteer.
What Does a Hospice Volunteer Do?
Southland Hospice is seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of our hospice patients throughout the Valley. Our offices are located on 16th street but you can visit a patient close to where you live! Our volunteers are friendly visitors who offer companionship to hospice patients and a much-needed break to their tired caregivers. Volunteers might read, watch TV or movies, listen to music, play cards or games, have a conversation with the patient, make a snack, or assist with light housekeeping.
We provide FREE training to all our volunteers, which you can complete in your spare time. And you can pick whatever volunteer hours work best for you. As little as an hour a week can make a BIG difference!
How Do I Become a Hospice Volunteer?
If you’re interested in becoming a hospice volunteer or would like more information, contact Bill today at (602)-497-4100. You can also fill out our contact page and one of our employees will get back to you.
- Current Driver’s License & Auto Insurance.
- Background Check, Drug Screen, and TB Test (provided at no cost).
Becoming a hospice volunteer will put you in the unique position of providing direct support to someone at the moment of their greatest need. Our hospice patients and their families truly appreciate the care our volunteers show them everyday. So if you’re ready to change someone’s life for the better, contact us today.