The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The goal of hospice care is not to 'cure' but to provide comfort at the end of one's life. Together, our volunteers and staff strive to make life as comfortable and enjoyable as possible to the last moment.
Volunteers are the heart of the Hospice Team. Hospice volunteers help to provide the extra care and support our clients and their families need at this time in their lives. A volunteer offers companionship and practical, caring help. Whether it's running errands, staying with the patient so family members can take a break, reading to patients, or holding their hand; you are needed.
HOW MUCH OF A COMMITMENT WILL I BE ASKED TO MAKE? As a Heartland Hospice volunteer, you can donate as much or as little of your time as you desire. The duties of our volunteers are varied. This flexibility allows you to find an area of service that is uniquely suited to you. As a Hospice volunteer, you will be oriented to the Hospice philosophy and goals. This training will give you the foundation and skills needed to assist patients and their families. We invite you to consider becoming a Hospice volunteer. If you are a member of a special interest group (a choir, garden club, etc.) you may want to volunteer your group for a special project or activity. Heartland Hospice provides service to patients either in their own homes or in nursing facilities throughout south central Wisconsin.