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Good Shepherd Hospice

7920 Belt Line Rd Suite #760
Dallas, Texas 75254



Category: Older Adult Services
Contact: Cyndey Parsley
Phone: 972-870-9991
Email: cyndey.parsley@goodshepherdhospice.com
College Proximity: Brookhaven College, Richland College
DART Availability: Yes
Vehicle Required: No
Special Requirements: Must be 18 years of age.
Specific Opportunities: Direct Patient Care Volunteers Companionship – A comforting, compassionate presence is a powerful thing. Visit to share stories, read aloud, provide a hand massage, work on a life legacy project, etc. Relief for caregivers – Provide a much-needed break for a loved one caring for a patient. Special services – Sometimes needs come up that are outside the “norm” of companionship and caregiver relief. Run an errand, pick up some groceries, walk a dog, or help with other tasks, as appropriate. Bereavement Volunteers- Assist family members through visits, phone calls, assisting with support programs and remembrance celebrations, and delivering thoughtful gestures to support families throughout first year after the loss of their loved one. Tuck-In Volunteers- Make weekly phone calls to patients and families to “tuck them in” for the weekend, by checking on supplies that may be needed and offering kind words and support. 11th Hour Volunteers A special team of volunteers that offer a quiet presence for patients in their final hours. Volunteers may also comfort loved ones by being a supportive presence, greeting visitors, making a meal, helping with phone calls and simply being present. Community Liaison Volunteers- Would you partner with other staff to speak to churches, schools and organizations? We’ll provide you with training and presentation materials. Help educate the community about the help hospice can offer, and spread the word about the many opportunities to participate as a volunteer. Bake and Take Volunteers- There’s nothing like a neighbor dropping off a special treat! Help us in giving our patients and families that special feeling that someone really cares by preparing (or purchasing) baked goods or food items to be delivered as a thoughtful gesture. Maybe drop some flowers off too!
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Description: We at Good Shepherd Hospice strive daily to provide the highest level of care for our patients. Care is provided in a respectful, compassionate manner. We recognize the individuality of our patients and treat them according to their own unique needs.

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