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.
Looking to make a difference? Lutheran Hospice is dedicated to honoring our patients’ wishes and goals for their end-of-life care while also providing the support and tools to educate, empower, and relieve our caregivers, their family, and their friends. Volunteering with hospice patients in their eleventh hour is a tangible way to honor those we serve with peace and dignity.
Eleventh Hour volunteers sit with hospice patients whose death is imminent, providing a comforting presence as they are nearing the end of their life. Whether it means offering a soothing hand to hold, reading aloud a favorite writing, or providing respite for family who do not wish their loved one to be alone, being an 11th hour angel is a way to make a true, lasting impact. Training will be provided to prepare any prospective volunteers for this rewarding service.