Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Pet Visit Volunteers and their four-legged friends are the life of the party. Pet visits truly enhance people's outlook on life - when you bring your certified pet to visit with a hospice patient, you give them an opportunity to experience the joy and love that animals provide, ease their pain and bring back comforting memories.
Duties include: Visiting hospice patients with your certified pet.
Hospice volunteers are a crucial part of the hospice experience and are valued by patients and families for the personal touch they bring to an emotional process.
By becoming a hospice volunteer, you experience the personal fulfillment of impacting another person's life at a critical time. Hospice volunteers report feeling that they are making a contribution to the community and doing a service they would hope others would do for them in their time of need.
Volunteers help hospice patients in a variety of ways. They can provide:
Companionship to patients and families
Veteran-to-veteran service through pinning ceremonies or supportive visits
Bereavement support to families
Reiki, yoga or other healing arts
Pet Visits- must be certified through Canine Good Citizenship or have similar certification
An emotional boost by sharing musical or other artistic talents
Assistance in our administrative office
We have opportunities available throughout Northeast Ohio that include: Canton, Alliance, Hartville, Navarre, Louisville, Wadsworth and more.
Time Commitment: Even if you have just one hour a month to share please consider joining Absolute Hospice and help us provide comfort, care, and compassion to those we serve during their final season of life.