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Pallative Care Volunteer Opportunities
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi
Volunteer contributions are an invaluable part of the Palliative Care Services team.
Every prospective volunteer in Cedars-Sinai's Palliative Care Services is carefully interviewed and screened by volunteer services to identify an individual's strengths and determine where that person would make the most positive contribution. Volunteers possess many skills and life experiences, which are carefully matched to the needs of patients, families and significant others.
Volunteers undergo a carefully planned training program before interacting with Palliative Care Services patients and family members. Volunteers understand that giving of themselves is reciprocated by the warm appreciation from patients, family and the Palliative Care Services staff.
Some volunteers read stories to patients in their native languages. Some speak to their faith communities, relating significant palliative care experiences. Still others help in our palliative care office.
Volunteers are needed to:
- Visit patients and families in the hospital
- Help with special projects
- Reach out to bereaved individuals and families
- Reach out to faith communities
- Reach out to the community
- Work in the palliative care offices