Volunteering for Cornerstone Hospice
Caring, compassionate people are needed to assist Hospice patients and their loved ones. Do you have two to four hours a week to help a neighbor?
Hospice volunteers are a vital part of our entire organization, and play an active role in helping to provide the many special comfort and support services that distinguish Hospice care.
Things to know before you apply:
In order to ensure the highest quality of care for patients and families, there are state and federal regulations that mandate special requirements for hospice volunteers. We ask the following from anyone interested in volunteering:
Cornerstone Hospice has a wide variety of volunteer programs.
Some of our very special volunteer opportunities are:
Patients and Families Volunteer
Volunteers provide companionship for the patient and relief for the caregiver. They listen and provide comfort and assurance through their presence and personal caring.
Hospice House Volunteer
The Hospice House Volunteer provides volunteer services to patients and staff at a Hospice House for 4 hours a week. Job roles include cooking, serving and greeting.
Cornerstone Hospice celebrates the service of our veteran patients through the ‘Cornerstone SALUTES!’ Program. A tailor-made Pinning Ceremony is conducted for our veteran patients, and their family, by a veteran member of our staff or a veteran volunteer. Each veteran is presented with a special pin and a Certificate of Appreciation.
Through our Life Review Program, a patient can record a life story, series of stories, or other legacy information they want to share with their loved ones. Life Review volunteers are trained to assist patients with the recording of their audio stories. This audio recording is then transferred onto a CD and given to the appropriate family member.
Office Aid Volunteers
Office Aid volunteers assist our staff in a wide range of important duties including data entry, filing, copying, mailings, clerical duties and more.
Community Event Volunteers
The Community Events Volunteers support our staff with coordinating special events such as assisting with special events at facilities, working with our Foundation on fundraising events, and so much more.
Life Enrichment Volunteers
The Life Enrichment Volunteers cover a wide variety of services to our patients which range from pet therapy, art therapy, massage therapy, and more. If you sing, play an instrument, paint, enjoy arts and crafts, or are a magician or clown~ we can put your talents to good use!
Our Cornerstone Ambassadors provide support during outreach and marketing activities such as health fairs and community events, by being a representative of Cornerstone Hospice, and educating the community about services provided by our organization.
Bereavement / Telephone Assurance Program (Tap)
Our Bereavement Volunteers assist with grief support groups, and provide bereavement support to our patients and families. Our TAP Volunteers provide phone support to assigned Hospice bereaved loved ones as directed by the Bereavement Counselor.
Our Transportation Volunteers provide transportation support to patients, caregivers, and families on an as needed basis.
Bilingual Volunteers are a necessity in our area, as we are centered in a melting pot of cultures. Whether the translation is needed for a patient or family member, the need for bilingual volunteers is great. Some recent translation requests have been Dutch, French, French/Creole
Pet Peace of Mind Program
Pet Peace of Mind is a volunteer based program designed to help keep our patients and their pets together for as long as possible. Trained volunteers can assist by walking dogs, providing waste management, transporting pets to veterinary appointments or to visit their owner in a facility.
Bear In Mind Program
If you love to sew, Bear in Mind is a wonderful and rewarding project to be involved in. Each bear is unique and custom made with the individual patient in mind. Each is constructed completely out of memory material (garments, ties, accessories) provided by the family for their special bear.
Teens, ages 14 – 18, can provide companionship and encouragement to our patients; help out in our offices and community events while achieving their Bright Futures Hours.
Or you may call the Volunteer Specialist in your area.
Orange and Osceola: Diane Klebanow 407-304-2604
Polk: Carrie Hess: 863-242-9416
Highland & Hardee:Dorothy Harris 863-253-1611
Lake County: Bettie LoCicero 352-742-6827
Sumter County: Kim Carter 352-455-6081
The Villages: Mindi Pope 352-751-3104