Avow Volunteer Opportunities
Provide respite to the primary caregiver so he/she can run errands, go to lunch with a friend, go to scheduled appointments, etc. Or provide companionship visits to Avow Hospice patients residing in skilled nursing or assisted living facilities or our Georgeson inpatient center. At Georgeson, you may also be asked to assist the kitchen with delivering/retrieving meal trays, care for floral arrangements, and help with other hospitality-related tasks.
Visit Patients with Your Certified Pet Call
on our patients who live in facilities with a cat or dog certified by Pet Partners or PAWS Assistance Dogs, Inc. Hand Aromatherapy Relieve patients’ stress through gentle touch and the use essential oils and room spray.
Assist Avow staff with children’s programs such as grief support day and weekend camps.
Serenity Singers is a women’s a cappella choral group whose mission is to bring comfort through song to hospice patients. The volunteers sing at the patient bedside, in groups of two to four. Participants are not required to read music, but must be able to carry a tune and coordinate with other singers for a blended vocal sound. Auditions are required and participants will need to commit to a rehearsal schedule.
We Honor Veterans Volunteers
With veteran status are assigned to fellow veterans, providing recognition of service, and historical review of service connection if requested. Bereavement Volunteers Help support our bereavement team by making phone calls to family members who have recently lost a loved one in our program, or by guiding support group attendees to the Center for Grief and Bereavement offices.
Treasures Resale Shops
Volunteers Our Treasures resale shops offer volunteers a variety of jobs. Volunteers assist customers, create displays, stock shelves, and work in the clothing boutiques. Office Volunteers Assist with clerical duties such as filing, sorting, making telephone calls, creating manuals, photocopying, etc.
This program is for Collier County students between the ages of 13 -18. Students participate in a special orientation where they learn about Avow’s hospice services and prepare for visiting Avow patients living in skilled nursing facilities and at Frances Georgeson Hospice House. Teen volunteers may participate in special events and fundraisers such as bake sales and carwashes or work at Avow’s resale shops.