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.
Are you available to help someone in need for a few hours a week? Would you listen to someone tell their life story, read to people, run errands, or grocery shop to help those who are unable to manage these tasks? Hospice of Central New York is searching for compassionate, dedicated volunteers who wish to provide these kinds of supports to families and patients at the end-of-life. Our fully trained Family Care Giver volunteers work with a professional Hospice team to help families care for their loved one, either at home or in residential facilities.
We provide extensive training and support in order to make sure all our volunteers are well-prepared and confident. Prospective Family Care Givers must complete an 8-session preparation class (2-1/2 hours per week, over eight weeks) that covers all issues of Hospice care and the role and responsibilities of the volunteer Family Care Giver. Training sessions are offered 3 times a year: Fall and Spring sessions meet in the evening, and our Winter session meets during weekday hours.