Songs from the heart: share music with hospice patients! (Milwaukee / Cedarburg)
Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! Do you know how to play an instrument and/or enjoy singing? We are looking for more special individuals in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa or a surrounding community, to join our growing team of superstar volunteers! Musician volunteers enrich the lives of hospice patients in their area by sharing their talents during regular visits. In addition to providing music, volunteers offer much-needed socialization and one-on-one support. Service hours are extremely flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location.
Musician volunteers have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... uplifting music, a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for! If you have a little extra time to give to share your love of melody, and have a big heart, contact us today to learn more about this unique volunteer opportunity.
Interested applicants will be: at least 18 years old (or 16 if accompanied by a guardian or parent); agree to a background and reference check; attend a volunteer orientation; and complete two TB tests. Reliable transportation is a must!
- Independent volunteering, but having support and advice available
- Flexible schedule and the ability to set your own schedule
- Helping the less fortunate and lonely
- Providing companionship and being social
- Build relationships and knowing that you make a difference in someone’s day.
- Hearing other peoples stories and being part of their story
- Helping other people and giving back to individuals, families, and the community
- Learn more and gain experience with hospice, aging, the elderly, chronic diseases, and the end of life
- Practice skills, explore strengths, and grow
- Have new experiences and gaining a new perspective on life
About Heartland Hospice
1233 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI 53226, US
Heartland Hospice provides specialized care that meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and loved ones facing the challenges of an advanced illness. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced by encouraging personal choices, supporting meaningful experiences and preserving dignity. Every day, we enrich the lives of our patients and the people who love them by blending advanced medical care with a compassionate touch.
Heartland offers hospice services wherever a patient calls home, whether the care is provided in a home setting, assisted living facility or skilled nursing center. We are committed to providing comfort of the mind, body and spirit. Our specially trained staff helps manage pain and symptoms, thereby enabling patients to live their lives as fully as possible. In addition, our team members create a comforting environment and provide emotional support to families who need help coping with the loss of a loved one.
To serve as our guiding principles, we've created the Heartland Caring Promises: We promise to care for the mind, body and spirit. We promise to provide care that is comforting and compassionate. We promise to respect patient and family choices. We promise to unite with community partners in care. We promise to be accepting and supportive of patients wherever they are in life's journey.
The hospice volunteer program stresses human values that go beyond the physical needs of the patient. Our volunteers offer support, companionship and assistance with non-medical tasks to help this special group of people. The hospice volunteer program ensures that patients spend their final days in dignity and comfort and provide the extra love and care our clients and their families need at this time in their life.