LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care has a hospice volunteer program for those who want to make a difference in the lives of others. When you become a volunteer, you will have the unique opportunity to open your heart to our patients and develop a genuine friendship. This experience is inspiring and can be transformational for both the patient and the volunteer. Patients often give volunteers invaluable gifts, such as the squeeze of a hand, a meaningful smile or words of wisdom. In turn, as a volunteer you will bring a great deal of comfort to your patients, as you sit with them; read, laugh and cry with them; listen to their stories; ease their fears; and help bring joy and hope to these special moments in their lives.
LightBridge Hospice is blessed to have a team of loyal volunteers who go above and beyond, each and every day, for our patients. Although they come in a variety of ages and ethnicities, they share one important quality: an open heart. Open your heart and fill it with the reward and joy that comes from being a caring and compassionate friend to our patients and families. If you want to make a difference in their lives and cherish the experience for the rest of your life, contact us today to become a LightBridge Hospice volunteer.
Sometimes volunteers take comfort in simply knowing they were present for someone. The experiences are as unique as every individual and relationship.
Hospice volunteering gives perspective and meaning to those who are drawn to this service. The dedication of the LightBridge Hospice volunteers enables us to better serve the needs of our patients and their families. We could not do what we do so well without them.
All volunteers are provided with an extensive Volunteer Orientation Program, after which they receive certification as a LightBridge Volunteer. You will also receive ongoing training and support from our professional staff and your fellow volunteers. We provide additional opportunities to receive training in unique specialized hospice services, such as Aromatherapy, Healing Touch and 11th Hour Support.
At LightBridge Hospice we strive to help volunteers bring their special talents and "gifts" to our patients and their families.
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Volunteers in this area are assigned to provide support and companionship to patients and families after completing the volunteer training course. Assignments are available throughout San Diego County. These volunteers may do any number of activities, including reading, writing letters, running errands, shopping or just "hanging out." They are often a source of relief for family or caregivers.
Ohr Ami offers members of the Jewish community the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of bikkur á¸¥olim (visiting the sick). For further information, contact the Director of Volunteer Services at (858) 458-3602. Ohr Ami welcomes the opportunity to coordinate with congregational groups in providing support to patients and families who are affiliated with a particular synagogue.
Healing Touch is a program where trained volunteers use non-invasive techniques to clear, energize and balance the human and environmental energy fields.
Arts and Crafts involves providing arts and crafts activities from simple to the complex in a variety of media, including photography, with patients and their families.
Soothing Music is a powerful program. Whether you can play the flute, guitar or iPod, we have many opportunities to share musical activities with patients and their families. We are also recruiting volunteer musicians from all cultural backgrounds to use their talents to provide music to patients and their loved ones.
Veterans' Programs provide unique opportunities for grateful citizen volunteers to join us in providing a variety of activities for our servicemen and women. Activities may include creating video recordings, chronicling military and life memories, and being a part of other celebrations of service and sacrifice.
11th Hour is a profoundly meaningful opportunity for experienced volunteers to provide bedside companionship, comfort and care with patients in their final hours.
These volunteers, under the direction of the Bereavement Coordinator, make scheduled phone calls to bereaved family and friends. They may also make bereavement visits in the home and assist the Bereavement Coordinator with Memorial Services, Bereavement Groups and other activities.
Administrative volunteers help out in our office. The duties for this volunteer position may include filing, typing, copying, faxing, computer work and collating family and physician packets, as well as assisting with other office duties.
"Volunteering for LightBridge Hospice has been an amazing experience. My goal as a volunteer was to enrich another person's life, it is truly amazing how much more enriched my life has become. After visiting with my hospice friend, I always leave feeling better than when I arrived. This has given me a lot of personal gratification. When we give of ourselves, we truly give."
"I really look forward to the time spent with the lovely lady I visit. It is wonderful to see her big smile when she sees me arrive. We share feelings and memories and have had many nice times. I can honestly say my experience as a LightBridge Hospice volunteer has been a most rewarding one."
"I thank LightBridge Hospice for the opportunity of a lifetime. Holding hands with someone, exchanging energy in such an amazing and sacred time, has opened my eyes to a whole different life perspective."
"Volunteering for hospice is my way of serving others. I like human interaction set in the context of the end of life where people are often more open and real. Everyone has a story to tell and a soul to recognize. I am enriched by the experience and believe the families and patients are as well."
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