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​Spring 2018
Volunteer Overview

Hospice Volunteers
They are an elite group of people who exemplify the hospice philosophy of neighbor helping neighbor.  Every volunteer is important and every volunteer task is necessary for the smooth functioning of Hospice of North Central Oklahoma. Volunteers stand alongside the professionals, creating a caring environment for patients and families.

All hospice programs that participate in Medicare reimbursement per diem are required to provide 5% of their care through volunteers.

Patient Volunteers:

  • Provide companionship to patients
  • Clean and/or deliver durable medical equipment
  • Do errands or go shopping with or for patients
  • Stay with the patient allowing the caregiver to get away for a bit to rest, run errands or go to an appointment
  • Provide transportation (if no transferring assistance is required)
  • Prepare and/or deliver flowers to patients
  • Pet Therapy
How can volunteers help in other ways?
  • Work at front reception desk answering phones
  • Fold mailers throughout the year
  • Address envelopes
  • Put together welcome packets
  • Prepare patient care packets
  • Make copies and other office work
  • Help with fundraising events
  • Become an ambassador for Hospice by sharing with others the mission of Hospice of North Central Oklahoma
How to become a volunteer?
  • Completed Application
  • Provide two reference checks and background check
  • Schedule interview with Director of Volunteers
  • Provide valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Complete orientation (usually one hour)
  • Complete the volunteer training(9 hours) - Volunteer Training Schedule
  • TB test