The mission of the Southern California Hospice Foundation (SCHF) is to deliver a breadth of resources to caregivers, families and patients who are confronting the final stages of life.
The purpose of the Hospice Advisory Council is to increase awareness, educate the community about hospice, and provide a dignified environment to those that are at the end of their life through the first nonprofit end-of-life care home in Orange County.
The vision of the Advisory Council is to build and create the first end-of-life care home in Orange County serving the needs of patients at the last stage of their life.
Commitment: The Advisory Council Members serve for 2 year terms and can be reappointed. The Hospice Advisory Council shall every month on the 1st Thursday, from 9:30 am-10:30 am. The Council may call for additional meetings as needed.
The Advisory Council members chair sub-committees: Sub-committees are comprised of volunteers tasked to execute certain projects and needs for the Foundation. There are currently 4 committees overseen by the council: Heavenly Home Task Force, Legacy Builders, Helping Hands Hospice Guild and Auction Committee.
Each Committee will have a chairperson responsible for recruiting volunteers to create groups that support the committee’s objective. Volunteer recruitment will be in tandem with the efforts of the Program Manager. Committees will meet monthly or as needed.
Advisory Council members should:
• Be residents of Southern California and be familiar with the area's social service and economic development needs.
• Be familiar with the benefits of hospice.
• Be familiar with various aspects of fundraising. This might include having established relationships with potential funding partners, such as community foundations, corporations, or individual donors. It also might include knowledge of fundraising and grant making, such as preparation of funding applications.
• Be able to participate effectively in a collaborative group process, which requires ability to listen, provide feedback in a respectful manner, and be open to a diversity of ideas.
• Develop and promote fundraising activities on behalf of SCHF.
• Attend Advisory Council meetings
• Allow SCHF to publish your name as a member of the Advisory Council.
• Make recommendations on SCHF Programs.
• Conduct outreach to inform community members about hospice, solicit their input, and identify additional forums to spread awareness about the mission of hospice.
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