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.
Clerical and adminstrative duties with no patient contact/
Read to a patient/Hold a hand/Lend an ear/
Stay with patient while family members take a needed break or keep an appointment/
Shop or run errands/
Look through photo albums/
Help patients write or tell their life stories/
Help with makeup, hair, or polish fingernails
Veterans honor Veteran patients at bedside/Share vet stories together/
Crafts, projects, or activities at facilities
Collect donations for hospitality welcome bags/
Music,Art, or Pet Therapy
Holiday or Birthday Celebrations
Simple home repairs or housekeeping
As a volunteer coordinator I fully understand the misconceptions, fears, and concerns you may have about being a hospice volunteer. While our patients are catagorized as terminal, many of our patients simply live at home and need help with errands or would benefit from your love and companionship. I will NEVER assign a volunteer to a patient who is actively passing. I know that is what most people visualize when I say hospice volunteer. That is not the case. I would love to offer you the opportunity to experience the amazing feeling of making a difference in a patient and family's life. The family you may be able to help could be someone you already know and love in your community. You won't know, unless you become one of our highly trained, compassionate volunteers. Apply today!