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.
Volunteers are a crucial element to the Longleaf Hospice team, bringing an extra layer of care and support to our patients and their loved ones.
We are actively seeking compassionate, caring, and dedicated volunteers to offer:
DIRECT patient & family support
Visiting, talking, reading, playing music, and games with patient
Visiting in homes or in one of the Assisted Living Facilities (your choice)
Providing respite for family members by sitting with the patient, running errands, assisting with shopping, helping with light housework, and delivering meals from Longleaf’s Hearts for Hospice Meal Program
Administrative work in hospice office such as answering the telephone, filing, and preparing mailings
Providing bereavement support, community outreach, phone calls, and education
Assisting with arts & crafts projects when available such as memory books
Volunteers can choose which part of our geographical area they would like to concentrate on and are offered flexible choices in scheduling and the amount of time they wish to volunteer.
Note: Volunteers are not expected to assist with personal care (bathing, toileting, dressing, administering medications, etc.).