A vital part of the hospice care team, Arkansas Hospice volunteers are caring, committed people from all walks of life who gain a sense of satisfaction from making a difference in the lives of others.
One of the biggest roles that our Arkansas Hospice volunteers play is to help provide practical, emotional and spiritual support to our patients and families. Many of our trained and certified volunteers visit patients who are receiving care in their homes, in assisted living facilities or in nursing homes, while others spend most of their time at one of our Arkansas Hospice inpatient centers:
- The Ottenheimer Inpatient Center located at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock
- The Hot Springs Inpatient Center located at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs
- The Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, our free-standing inpatient facility in Russellville
Volunteers often help by making personal visits or phone calls, sitting with patients to give caregivers a chance to rest and – most of all – listening and sharing thoughts and feelings. Being a hospice volunteer brings the opportunity to touch another’s heart and experience the achievements of another’s lifetime in a special way.
Of course, some people want to help Arkansas Hospice, yet prefer volunteering in ways not directly related to patient care. Various opportunities exist, and help is always welcome – whether it is by serving on our Boards of Directors, working in our offices, helping with fundraisers or using one’s sewing skills to make Memory Bears, quilts or lap blankets.
Regardless of what your preferences or talents might be, your help is always welcome and appreciated!
Contact us for more information.