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.
At Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, we know that volunteers greatly impact the wellbeing of a patient in her/his final days. Patient care volunteers work with the whole family of a dying person to ease the challenges of the transition through companionship and/or providing opportunities for the family to grieve, make funeral arrangements, or simply take some time alone.
Patient care volunteers may function in a variety of capacities:
Providing companionship to the patient, often simply by sitting with her/him
Sitting at the bedside of patients without family or friends as they are actively dying (Vigil Care Volunteer)
Sitting with the patient while the family leaves the home for a short time to attends to other matters such as errands, making funeral arrangements, caring for younger family members, or simply taking some time alone (Respite Volunteer)
Providing interpersonal support and companionship to the family of patients who have died (Bereavement Volunteer)
Please call today to discuss how you might get involved with Hospice volunteering. As a patient care volunteer, you will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary team of nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice aides, chaplains, and other professionals dedicated to the wellbeing of our patients, families, and community.
Hospice of NGMC is a non-profit organization, which means that your work will be part of efforts that give back to the North Georgia community. We are a truly local organization and all proceeds stay within our 13 county catchment area.