Hospice Volunteers needed


(42.34186,-71.23774)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1650 Washington St.W. Newton, MA 02465

About

Hospice volunteers (18 years of age or older) needed for our W. Newton located on Washington St. 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.

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

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hour minimum a month
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