Volunteering with JourneyCare offers you the opportunity to share your unique knowledge, experiences and gifts to make a difference in the lives of our patients and families.
You can select opportunities in one of our four JourneyCare CareCenters, located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, and Glenview — or in your own community.
Opportunities for volunteering include:
Support departments like Foundation, Human Resources, Marketing with filing, data entry, copying, preparing mailings
Care Companion & Vigil Volunteer
Provide emotional support to patients in their homes by providing companionship, reading aloud or sharing activities that the patient enjoys. Support can be provided to families through respite care.
Vigil volunteers provide a supportive presence at the bedside of patients during their final hours
Partner closely with C.N.A’s to care for patients in the Hospice CareCenters
Help educate the community about the care and services JourneyCare provides by assisting at health fairs or expos, speaking at civic organizations and community groups
Create displays and arrangements with donated flowers for patients and families to enjoy
Provide assistance at special events
Gardening and Landscaping
Help maintain the beauty of our gardens and landscaping
Provide assistance to bereavement staff by facilitating groups, supporting departmental needs or helping at events and youth camps.
Hospice CareCenter Patient Care
Offer companionship and support to patients and families in our inpatient Hospice CareCenters. Volunteers also help prepare rooms, answer phones and greet visitors at the reception area.
Greet and accompany guests and provide support to reception staff
Share expertise to enhance comfort and relaxation. These volunteers are trained in massage, Reiki and aromatherapy. Volunteers with musical talent can sing, play an instrument or share music with a patient.
Creates comfort items, like blankets, for patients
Visits from our certified therapy animals always bring smiles to our patients, families and staff members, whether it be at home, our hospice carecenters, assisted living communities or nursing homes.
As part of the “We Honor Veterans” partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Veterans Administration (VA), military veterans volunteer to visit patients who are also veterans and share a special and meaningful bond that only those with military experience share.
“We Care” Calls
Make check-in phone calls to patients and families to assess needs for medication, supplies and equipment.