A Hospice VIGIL Volunteer for Chester County, PA


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Chester County, PAChester County, PA 19382


About

Vigil Volunteers desire to provide support at the most sacred time of life - the last days of a person's life. Vigil Volunteers receive specialized training to familiarize themselves with the signs and symptoms of approaching death and how to provide support to patients and their families or caregivers. Our volunteer vigil program is designed to provide 1:1 time to relieve the family from emotional angst when they cannot be present, relieve them by offering respite time or companion them as they experience the passing of a loved one. Vigils are determined by the needs of the caregiver and patient with the goal that 'no one should die alone'. Volunteers may be requested any time of the day or night for a period of 1-4 hours; however, our vigil volunteers are asked what they are able to commit to and are scheduled accordingly.

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Life Coaching

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible - Vigils may be 1-3x a month.
  • Since the passing of a patient is unpredictable, vigils may be in short notice.
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