Hospice Program Volunteers in Indiana
Hospice of the Calumet Area is committed to making the lives of patients and their families easier. With the help of our hospice volunteers and partner facilities in Indiana, we provide the most important things that a patient nearing death needs – assistance, attention, patience, understanding, and companionship. Our hospice volunteering program allows caregivers and families to take a much-needed break.
Patient companion volunteers
Seventeen-hour training required
These volunteers visit patients at home and provide short relief periods for the family.
William J. Riley Memorial Residence volunteers
Patient companion training required
Volunteers at the Riley Residence, our eight-bedroom inpatient facility, assist with meal preparation, companionship visits, greeting visitors, answering telephones and other household duties. Help especially is needed weekends and evenings in four-hour shifts.
Patient companion training plus four hours additional training required
These individuals stay at the bedside of those patients who would otherwise be alone during the last hours of life.
Seventeen-hour patient companion training plus four-hour grief training required
This group maintains contact with hospice families, either through personal visits or regularly scheduled telephone calls throughout the grieving process.
Hospice 101 required
These hospice care volunteers give many hours of assistance in our hospice office providing much needed clerical help.
Community relations volunteers
These men and women are members of our Speaker’s Bureau, presenting hospice information to various local clubs, groups and organizations.
CVPA Tree Decorating
Hospice home volunteers meet to plan the theme for the Christmas tree at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts, shop for decorations and help decorate the tree on the Monday after Thanksgiving, and take the tree down after the New Year.
This group of hospice program volunteers knit or crochets prayer shawls. They provide their own yarn and patterns for their projects and work independently at home as they pray or think supportive thoughts for the hospice patients who will receive their shawls.
Let’s Celebrate Volunteer
Volunteer bakers spread good wishes and cheer by making birthday and anniversary cakes for Hospice patients and their spouses. Hospice workers deliver the cakes when they make their regular visits.