Encompass Home Health provides exceptional home healthcare and hospice where employees and volunteers are encouraged to do what they do best – care for others. We are a nationally recognized organization of one hundred-plus agencies servicing over 10,000 patients daily. The Encompass mission of providing A Better Way to Care is achieved everyday by our committed employees and volunteers. Volunteers serve an integral role in the care and comfort of our patients and their families. The Volunteer provides emotion support to terminally ill patients and their family through direct patient care (Patient Care Volunteer) and assisting the Hospice staff in the office (Office Volunteer). Patient Care Volunteers perform patient site visits, either at the patient’s home or at a residential facility, and provide onsite companionship. As Patient Care Volunteer you will be given choices as to how much and what types of things you want to do. Some requested activities include: playing games, reading and listening to music with patients; walking/caring for family pets; assisting with light house cleaning; creating a photo album of patient and family; writing a journal or life story with patients to give to family; and bring your own special talent to share with our patients. Office Volunteers help the hospice staff perform regular daily operation activities of the organization. These activities include but are not limited to: assisting with mailers, special events planning, answering phones, making photo copies and assembling materials, recruitment of volunteers, and other routine office tasks. We have opportunities for service all over Houston and the surrounding areas. As a volunteer, you would determine your own schedule, location availability, and areas where you would like to assist. Typically, at a minimum, we ask volunteers to be able to commit to at least serving 4 hours a month; however, many of our volunteers choose to spend more time serving others. Encompass values the generosity of our volunteers and provides an initial volunteer training orientation and continuous and on-going training and support.