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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Office- 2 Campus Blvd2nd Floor610-436-1853Newtown Square, PA 19073


About

Angels are an Alliance of Neighbors Giving End of Life Support

The ANGELS program was born out of a desire to provide extended support to patients and their families as they reach the final stage of ?life’s journey?. The ANGELS are a ?special forces? division of our volunteer base. They have been specifically trained to provide emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families during the last days and/or hours of life. Primarily, they provide a physical presence by just being there to help in any way that is needed. It is not unusual for the hospice nurse and other members of the hospice team (social worker, chaplain) to be present during the residents last hours. However, we have found that some of our patients, particularly those in long-term care facilities, did not have family or friends nearby and that there was a great need for this extra support, so that residents did not have to die alone.

Our ANGELS have become a vital component of our dynamic Hospice Volunteer Network! We invite you to volunteer ? and give the gift of compassionate presence.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Angels must be an active, qualified, Hospice Compassus volunteer (8 hours of training required).
2. Angels must complete an additional 6 hours of Angel training.
3. Angels will be willing to commit to volunteering in 4 hour blocks of time per assignment.
4. Angels will provide their own transportation. (Angels are not expected to travel in inclement weather)
5. On the average, an Angel may expect to be called 1-2 times per month.
6. Angels will have access to on-call support 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
7. Angels will participate in quarterly meetings for continued education and support as well as feedback with other volunteers.

Skills

  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • specialized training
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