Heartland Hospice Volunteer: After excellent training hospice volunteers visit our patients in their homes to listen, talk, and comfort. No hands-on care is required.
Support for patients: This can include visiting, reading, taking walks, writing letters, bringing music, even massage therapy for volunteers with the necessary skills.
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Respite and support for family members: Volunteers can assist with shopping or household mantenance, or allow family caregivers the opportunity to take care of necessary errands and get some time away from the house. Family members also appreciate a visit from a compassionate friend who understands what they are going through.
The skills and attributes we seek in a volunteer:
- Compassionate and caring
- The ability to listen well
- Friendliness and open-mindedness
- Sensitivity to others
- A healthy perspective on grief and loss
- The ability to express yourself well
- Can provide your own transportation
- A good sense of humor!
- Music Therapy
- People Skills
- Massage Therapy
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours a week
- Your own vehicle and a good sense of humor!