Saint Anthony's Hospice Volunteers
For individuals who want to share their time and talents in our loving Hospice program, we welcome you! As a Saint Anthony's Hospice volunteer, you can do a lot -- you are a friend, a hand reaching out to another person who is facing death and needs the reassurance of life.
What is Hospice?
Hospice is a unique healthcare philosophy -- appropriate for those with a life-threatening illness who are no longer seeking active treatment. It focuses on quality rather than length of life. It neither hastens nor postpones death; it affirms life and regards dying as a normal process.
How Can You Help?
Volunteers play a very important role in Hospice care at Saint Anthony's Health Center. Volunteers provide assistance in many different areas, and many volunteers are friends and relatives of former hospice patients who have seen the good Hospice provides. If you have a few hours to attend a special Hospice training, visit a family, run an errand, write a letter, prepare a meal, provide transportation, play cards, or read out loud -- we need you as a Hospice volunteer!
If you can communicate, be comfortable with someone who is ill, be dependable, keep a confidence, accept another "where they are", initiate a friendship, and hold a hand -- we need you as a Hospice volunteer!
For More Information about Hospice Volunteering
If you possess these traits, and are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer, simply call the Hospice office at Saint Anthony's Health Center at 618/463-5683. Make the call and join today! And learn to make the most of life -- not only for yourself, but for an area Hospice patient and his/her family too.
Click here for a volunteer application.
For information, call 618/463-5636.