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How You Can Give Back

“What these people do on an everyday basis is what made me think, “Maybe I can make a difference too!”

How You Can Give Back

Hospice of Yuma is a team, and we collaborate with each other and with the patients and families we serve. A vital component of that team is the Hospice of Yuma Volunteer. We get different types as volunteers – mothers, fathers, winter visitors, lawyers, nurses, teachers, and students who are at least eighteen years of age. Each one of them brings their gifts, skills, and talents to share with us, and with those we serve.

Our volunteers are so essential because they are on the front lines of care, alongside the nurses and physicians. They provide home care to the patient, much needed respite for the caregiver, and they support staff as well within the office setting and the Thrift Shop. They truly make a difference in the lives of our patients. Oftentimes, our patients, as well as their families, need a person who will come and talk to them, share stories with them, and help in many different ways. We’ve found that our volunteers make lasting connections with the families they visit.

Things we have heard from our volunteers about their service with Hospice of Yuma:

  • “My patients and their families teach me so much about life.”
  • “It lets me help them the way my loved one was helped.”
  • “It feels so good to be around such caring people.”
  • “I know I am helping in a very special way.”

“We Honor Veterans” Program

Hospice of Yuma’s We Honor Veterans Team often provides the last opportunity for veterans to feel that they are appreciated and that their service was not in vain. Simple acts of gratitide at the end of life can help heal a lack of appreciation or recognition during a veteran’s lifetime, especially for those veterans who were never welcomed home or thanked for their service.

We Honor Veterans is a collaboration of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCo), the Department fo Veterans Affairs (VA), and hospice organizations across the country to recgonize the unique needs of America’s veterans, honor their service, and accompany them through their diffucult experiences toward a more peaceful ending.

We are looking for active duty military and/or veterans to provide Vet-to-Vet visits to our Hospice of Yuma Patients.

We have loving, committed, and caring volunteers as part of our team. If you would like to talk about volunteering opportunities and upcoming volunteer training classes, please contact Volunteer Manager, Denise Coronado at 928-343-2222.

Volunteer Application

Name

Date

Primary Address

Street

City

Zip

Alternate Address

Street

City

Zip

Home Phone:

Work Phone:

Cell Phone/Other:

Email Address

Birthday

Person to contact in case of an emergency:

1.) Name

Address

Relationship

Telephone Number

2.) Name

Address

Relationship

Telephone Number

Hobbies and Interests (list as many as you can):

Education/Special Skills:

Did you serve in the U.S. Armed Forces:

YesNo

Occupation (if retired list former occupation):

Physical Limitations:

List any languages that you speak:

Why are you interested in volunteering for hospice?

Have you experienced a loss (divorce, death, job, etc.) within the last twelve months? (Please explain)

Have you ever been with a person who is dying?

When will you be able to start hospice volunteer work?

Availability:

Days per week:

SMTWTHFS

Hours per week:

235678

Time of day:

MorningsAfternoonsEvenings

I would like to volunteer in the following areas:

Patient CareOffice SupportThrift StoreOutreach/Special Events

I have an active license or certificate in the following fields:

Please tell us how you heard about Hospice of Yuma:

NewspaperFamily member on serviceFlyerCurrent VolunteerFaith CommunityStaff MemberEventOther

References

1.) Name:

Address:

Phone Number:

Relationship to this person:

Years Known:

2.) Name:

Address:

Phone Number:

Relationship to this person:

Years Known:

Have you been convicted of a felony within the last 7 years?
(Conviction will not necessarily disqualify applicant)

YesNo

I hereby certify that the answers provided by me are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

Please note that every applicant will be required to pass a criminal/felony background check prior to becoming an active volunteer.

Signature of Applicant

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