Harbor Light Hospice

Organization Address

1N131 County Farm Road

Winfield, IL 60190 

Name and Position of Contact Person

Larisa Calvanese, Volunteer Coordinator 

Phone Number

(630) 682-3871

Email Address

lcalvanese@harborlighthospice.com

Website Address

www.harborlighthospice.com

Days/Hours Available for Service Learners

Monday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Description of Organization

Harbor Light Hospice provides dignified end-of-life care and quality services that allow our patients and their families/significant others to live life richly, deeply, and meaningfully for as long as it may last, and to die with dignity in the setting of their choice.

Description of Service Learner Role

Empathetic volunteers will serve as Direct Care Patient Volunteers, visiting patients at facilities in DuPage area and engaging them with conversation, reading, music, going outdoors, assisting with activities, or holding hands and providing comfort. Special talents/interests such as music, dancing, athletics, and trivia can be used during your visits! (Patients have terminal diseases, such as Alzheimer's, dementia, COPD, CHF, and terminal cancers. Patients may/may not be able to talk, walk, or understand you.)

Organization Requirements

  • Volunteer Application
  • Background Check
  • TB Test and Physical at HLH expense with approved clinics in the area
  • Driver's License and Auto Insurance
  • Orientation of 4-5  Hours. (can be used towards total service hrs.)
  • Visits of at least 2 Hrs. per week

Number of Placements Available

20 per semester

 

Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Summer Hours (Through Aug. 9)
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Closed

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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