Hospice Volunteers - Visiting Nurse Service of NY


(40.753685,-73.99916)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Any NYC Borough - Queens, Bklyn, MH, Bronx, SIVolunteer's ChoiceNew York, NY 10001


About

Background: Established in 1893, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit community-based health system in the United States, providing home health care services in the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Westchester counties.

The VNSNY Hospice Care volunteer’s role is to be a supportive, caring person to the patient, their caregiver and family. Our goal is to provide comfort, care and choice to our patients and their families during this difficult time in their lives. Some of the ways that volunteers help includes visiting to ease social isolation, calling caregivers and families to offer emotional support, reading, listening to music, playing games, knitting, helping patients write memoirs and more. Volunteers with special skills, such as singing, massage or hairstyling are also needed. Bilingual Volunteers are also needed in all boroughs. VNSNY Hospice Care provides expert, compassionate care for individuals and families living with progressive, serious illness at the end of life.

We are the resource of choice for hospice and palliative care information, education and service for every resident and health care provider in Metropolitan New York. For more information, go to our VNSNY Hospice Volunteering website at http://www.vnsny.org/community/support-vnsny/hospice-volunteer-opportunities/

Skills

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Bilingual
  • Bereavement Support
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1-2 hrs/week for minimum 1 year
  • Initial Phone interview, Background Check, Medical clearance, Attending training sessions
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