San Diego Hospice Volunteer

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San Diego Hospice Volunteers are an integral part of our operations at Avalon Hospice & Palliative Care.  Whether it is office support, organizing community events, or simply spending time with a patient, a hospice volunteer’s work is both rewarding and extremely valuable.

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Simply by sharing banana cream pie, holding a hand, telling a joke, and being a friend, not to mention helping with everyday tasks that have become too difficult, volunteers enhance the quality of life for those receiving hospice care.

A patient’s appreciation is a reward from the heart that so many of our volunteers cherish.

Who Can Be a San Diego Hospice Volunteer?

San Diego Hospice Volunteers are men and women of all ages and backgrounds who offer their time to assist the hospice team with patient care and family support.
All hospice volunteers involved with hospice families complete an extensive training program that provides them with an understanding of the physical and emotional stresses each person can experience.
Volunteers are supervised individually on an ongoing basis by members of the hospice team.

Why Should I Become an Avalon Hospice & Palliative Care Hospice Volunteer?

Because hospice volunteers do important and rewarding work. Patients and their families depend on Hospice care. Hospice depends on volunteers. Without the efforts of volunteers, hospices could not continue their important work. Every hospice is required to have volunteers on its team. Volunteers are supervised by a hospice volunteer coordinator.

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There’s A Lot To Be Gained From Being a Hospice Volunteer.

 

 

 

 

How much training do volunteers receive?
Our volunteers participate in a training program. Topics include communication skills, family dynamics, grief and bereavement, personal death awareness, spiritual issues, home and fire safety, personal safety, stress management, and infection control.

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What are some of the duties of a Hospice Volunteer?

Volunteers help the Avalon Hospice & Palliative Care Organization by doing office work, special projects, and bereavement support. Hospice volunteers bring a supportive and caring presence to the patient and family. Service may include:

  • assistance with completing paperwork
  • assistance with medical appointments (not transporting to)
  • assistance with organizing
  • careful listening and support
  • companionship
  • errands
  • food shopping
  • home maintenance and minor repairs
  • laundry
  • letter writing
  • light housekeeping
  • meal preparation
  • pet care
  • prescription delivery
  • provide a link to hospice staff – Avalon Hospice & Palliative Care Volunteers report on needs of the patient to the Interdisciplinary Team
  • simple gardening/yard work

Become a Hospice Volunteer – Apply Now

Fill out and submit the Avalon San Diego Hospice Volunteer Application:





Hospice Volunteer Application

Name: First /Last / MI (required)

Age:

Street:

Apt#:

City:

State:

Zip:

Home Phone:

Email: (required)

Social Security Number:

AVAILABILITY

MORNINGS (8:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.) Please identify the mornings you’re able to help
 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

AFTERNOONS: (1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.) Please identify the afternoons you’re able to help
 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

EVENINGS: (5:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.) Please identify the evenings you’re able to help
 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

REFERRALS

Please provide the names of at least three references (not friends, relatives or co-workers)that may be contacted by us. All references should have a specific knowledge of your work experience and have supervised your performance.

REFERRAL SOURCE #1

Referral Name:

Referral Phone:

How does this person know you?:

REFERRAL SOURCE #2

Referral Name:

Referral Phone:

How does this person know you?:

REFERRAL SOURCE #3

Referral Name:

Referral Phone:

How does this person know you?:

EMPLOYMENT

(Please provide information concerning your current or past employer)

Employer:

Address:

Phone Number:

Job Title:

Supervisor:

Dates Employed:

Job Duties:

Have you ever volunteered
at Avalon Hospice & Palliative Care before?
 Yes No

If yes, give date:

Do you drive?:
 Yes No

Do you have a car you can use for volunteer work?

 Yes No

Do you have a valid driver’s license?
 Yes No

Driver’s license number:

Have you had your Driver’s license suspended/revoked in the last 3 years?:
 Yes No

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?:
 Yes No

If yes, please explain the conviction.
(A conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from employment.):

EDUCATION

High School

School Name and Location:

Years Completed Diploma/Degree:
 9 10 11 12

Diploma/Degree:

Undergraduate College / University

School Name and Location:

Years Completed Diploma/Degree:
 1 2 3 4

Diploma/Degree:

Graduate/Professional

School Name and Location:

Years Completed Diploma/Degree:
 1 2 3 4

Diploma/Degree:

LIST PROFESSIONAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS

#1

TYPE:

STATE:

NUMBER:

EXPIRATION DATE:

#2

TYPE:

STATE:

NUMBER:

EXPIRATION DATE:

#3

TYPE:

STATE:

NUMBER:

EXPIRATION DATE:

Please describe why you want to volunteer at Avalon Hospice & Palliative Care and why you will be successful, and describe what skills you have to offer:

VOLUNTEER STATEMENT

I certify that the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge and understand that falsification or omission of pertinent information is grounds for dismissal.

I authorize any of the persons or organizations referenced in this application to give you any and all information concerning my previous employment, education, or any other information they might have, personal or otherwise, with regard to any of the subjects covered by this application. I hereby release them and Avalon Hospice & Palliative Care from any and all liability for issuing receiving, or using any such information. I authorize Avalon Hospice & Palliative Care to request and receive such information.

In consideration for my services as a volunteer by your company, I agree to conform to the rules and regulations of the company and acknowledge that these rules and regulations may be changed, interpreted, withdrawn or added to by your company at any time, at the company’s sole option and without prior notice to me. I acknowledge that my volunteer services may be terminated and any projects may be withdrawn, with or without prior notice at any time, at the option of the company or me.

I have read, understand and agree to the above.

Electronic Signature:(First name, Last Name, Middle Initial)

Date:

DISCLOSURE AND AUTHORIZATION TO OBTAIN INFORMATION

In connection with my suitability for employment with Avalon Hospice & Palliative Care (“Avalon Hospice & Palliative Care”), I authorize Company to request a consumer and/or investigative consumer report on me for employment purposes from KROLL BACKGROUND AMERICA, INC. (“Kroll”). Such reports may include, but are not limited to, information as to my character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living; discerned through employment and education verifications; personal references and interviews; my personal credit history based on reports from any credit bureau; my driving history, including any traffic citations; workers’ compensation records after a conditional job offer has been extended and to the extent permitted by law; a social security number trace; present and former addresses; criminal and civil history/records; and any other public record.

I authorize any person, business entity or governmental agency that may have information relevant to the above to disclose the same to Company and Kroll, including, but not limited to, any and all courts, public agencies, law enforcement agencies and credit bureaus. I authorize Company to share such information only with parties in interest who have a “need to know” such information to protect them and their employees. Kroll does not sell or otherwise provide any of the information found in its background investigations to any party other than the Company.

I understand that I am entitled to a complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of any consumer report of which I am the subject upon my written request to Kroll. I also understand that I may receive a written summary of my rights under 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et. seq. I agree that this authorization shall remain valid for the duration of my employment with Company. I certify that the information contained on this Authorization form is true and correct and that my application or employment may be terminated based on any false, omitted or fraudulent information.

Signature

Date:

IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FOR CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCY

Last Name:

First Name:

Middle:

Other Names Used:

Years Used:

Current Address: Street P.O. Box:

City:

State:

Zip Code:

Country:

Dates:

Former Address: Street P.O. Box:

City:

State:

Zip Code:

Country:

Dates:

Social Security Number:

Daytime Phone Number:

Email Address:

Driver’s License Number:

State of Issuance:

Date of Birth

Gender

For CA, MN & OK Residents Only: Please provide me with a copy of my background report
 Yes No

For California residents: Under § 1786.22 of the California Civil Code, you may view the file maintained on you by Kroll. You may also obtain a copy of this file, upon submitting proper identification and paying the costs of duplication services, by submitting a request by mail, by appearing at Kroll’s offices in person during normal business hours and on reasonable notice, or you may also receive a summary of the file by telephone after submitting a written request. Kroll has trained personnel available to explain your file to you and will provide a written explanation of any coded information. If you appear in person, you may be accompanied by one other person, provided that person furnishes proper identification. Kroll is located at 100 Centerview Drive, Suite 300 , Nashville , TN 37214 and may be contacted at 1(888) 381-7866.

*Providing year of birth and gender is strictly voluntary. This information will enable us to properly identify you in the event we find adverse information during the course of a background search.

Copyright © 2008 Kroll Background America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

Address:
Avalon Hospice & Palliative Care
3914 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite A226
San Diego, CA 92123

Office Phone (858) 751-0315
Fax: (858) 560-0435

Volunteers Are the Backbone of the Hospice Team

They allow hospice to provide services it otherwise could not offer. In addition, volunteers usually form close bonds with the patient and family members, help people communicate, and grieve with the family. Thanks for learning more about our San Diego Hospice Volunteer opportunities.

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