Foothills Country Hospice Society provides specialized, compassionate end of life care to adults and support to their loved ones.
As part of FCHS Board of Directors, you will have the opportunity to engage with the staff of FCHS and offer valuable input and strategic direction that will support the many essential services FCHS provides its member organizations and the community at large.
The role of the Board of Directors is to further FCHS's vision and mission by establishing organizational direction and monitoring progress. As a member of the FCHS Board of Directors, you will be responsible for:
To carry out these responsibilities, the Board usually meets on a monthly basis. In addition to attendance at Board meetings, you will be required to participate on one of four working committees that also meet monthly. Preparation for Board and committee meetings is essential and should be factored into the overall time commitment expected from Board members.
FCHS is seeking individuals with the following qualifications to join the Board:
The following is a brief summary of upcoming volunteer opportunities.
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the initial recruitment and screening of volunteers; planning development, assessment and recognition processes for volunteers; and for being a volunteer advocate. Day-to-day supervision will come from the staff or committee members which the volunteer supports.
First contact with callers, patients, families, and visitors. Answering phones, logging visitors, possible clerical work. Reports to hospice management team.
Typing, filing, special projects (commemorative scrapbook). Reports to hospice management team.
Patient/family orientation tours
Introducing prospective and new patients and their families to the hospice home, staff and volunteers. Reports to hospice management team.
Direct patient support
"Being present", listening, reading, helping with personal grooming, cutting up food, reporting patient/family-related concerns to staff, distributing snacks from food/beverage cart as scheduled. Reports to clinical management team.
May include picking up grooming supplies, washing patient's personal laundry, or other tasks as approved by Volunteer Coordinator and as requested by or on behalf of patient. Drivers require clean driver's abstract and proof of insurance ($2million liability and endorsement to carry passengers). Reports to hospice management team.
Participate or spearhead fund-raising events on behalf of hospice. Reports to fund development committee.
Assists with completing new landscaping and ongoing maintenance. May include planting, pruning, weeding, etc. as directed. Reports to landscaping committee.
Could include kitchen laundry, linen and towels, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping snow away from doors. Reports to hospice House Manager/Housekeeper.
Could include baking and food preparation (chopping, mixing), snack/meal preparation, kitchen/dining area/coffee station restocking, distributing snacks/meals and kitchen clean-up. May require food safety training. Reports to hospice Chef.
Items such as wheelchairs, lifts, etc. need to be cleaned and disinfected after use. Reports to clinical management team.
For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 403-995-4673 Ext: 202 or email us at email@example.com