"ADD LIFE TO DAYS WHEN DAYS CANNOT BE ADDED TO LIFE"


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

40 washington StreetSuite 100Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

About

Hospice volunteers (18 years of age or older) needed from Needham to the South Shore, to provide companionship and emotional support to patients and families according to the patients plan of care. Hospice patients are individuals with terminal life-limiting illnesses with a life expectancey of 6 months or less. Volunteer support maybe in the form of conversation, music/pet therapy, hand-holding or simple presence at the bedside and also recreational activities. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop on-going relationships with patients and families throughout their illness, or may be involved in short term "vigil" relationships.

Other hospice volunteer opportunities include assisting the Berevement Coordinator and administartive work at tge main office in Wellseley Ma.

Nursing, Social work and Human service students are encouraged to apply for experience, credits, and/or internships.

Compassion and empathy for individuals and families dealing with end of life issues are all that is truly required.

Volunteerss must meet the employer human resource requirements of a CORI background check, clear urine drug screen, and a "2" step TB screening ( as required by Mass health regulations)

Orientation and training is provided on hospice philosophy, end of life issues, the dying process, and working with various disciplines.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 2 hours a month
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