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.
AseraCare Hospice is seeking caring, compassionate individuals who would be willing to spend 2-4 hours a month visiting terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers spend time together with patients and families simply by accompanying them during their final journey. Some activities may include reading, playing games, and talking. Companions offer patients healing by practicing a calming presence, deep compassion, and generous listening. Volunteers play an important role in providing social support and decreasing isolation.
Volunteers are provided free training and can work flexible hours that suit individual schedules. Volunteer training can be completed in Madison.