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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

369 East 148th St. -BasementIn and around the borough of the Bronx, New YorkBronx, NY 10455
Compassionate Care Hospice Team
CCH Clinical Team and Volunteers for 2015 National Volunteer week activities

About

Patient Care Volunteer: provide compassionate companionship and emotional support for Hospice patients and their families. Some examples of what our volunteers have or are doing: conversation & Deep Active Listening ("I'm so angry/sad/scared I'm dying"; "I'm deeply spiritual and need someone to talk to about what's happening to me now"); culturally diverse activities - music (discussing, playing Bolero music/songs for Puerto Rican patients, Gospel for Baptist patients, opera for Italian patients); craft activities w/ children (memory/legacy book for grandchildren of patient; games, drawing music activities w/ patient's children); spiritual conversation, activities (discussing Koran, end of life beliefs w/ Muslim patient and family, bible study w/ Christian patients); "comfort" activities (singing, poetry, music, painting nails/brushing hair, holding hands, saying "I love you"); celebrate! (holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, decorate rooms).

Music Therapy Volunteer: Use your voice or musical talent to heal and comfort.

Pet Therapy Volunteer: Your team of you and your dog will make "therapy" visits with our Hospice patients.

Art Therapy Volunteer: Use your drawing, painting, sculpting, graphic arts skills to engage Hospice patients or provide legacies for family members.

Alternative Therapy Volunteer: Use your special passion and skill to support Hospice patients and their families:

Massage Therapy

Accupuncture

Reiki / Energy Therapy

Yoga / Meditation

Aroma & Sound Therapy

Office / Administrative Volunteer: assist in the day-to-day administrative tasks of a manged care Hospice operation

Bereavement Volunteer: assist surviving family with loss and grief issues; bereavement mailings; assist chaplain, bereavement coordinator or social worker with psycho-social, emotional, spiritual support.

End of Life Support for Veterans: "Veteran-centric" end-of-life support. CCH is a Level Four (highest level) participant in the Hospice-Veterans Partnership and We Honor Veterans Program.

Comprehensive training and supervision provided for all Volunteer positions.

Skills

  • Spiritual Healing
  • Massage Therapy
  • Veteran Care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Music Arts
  • Acupuncture

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months - 1 year
  • Social Security number and health immunizations required.

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