Friendly Visitor Volunteers Needed for Hospice Patients in Baltimore City
Heartland Hospice Services
Make someone's day - become a volunteer with Heartland Hospice and help give our patients a reason to smile again!
Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving hospice patients and their families throughout Baltimore City. Volunteers serve a vital role in our patients’ lives and are rewarded with the knowledge that what they do makes a wonderful difference. Our patients are looking for someone with an open mind and heart and with whom they can share conversation as they have many stories and wisdom just waiting to be told. We also serve patients who can no longer communicate verbally, but need the compassionate presence of a volunteer and the engagement and validation of their companionship.
Volunteers are trained to spend time with hospice patients in the context of friendly visits and relief sitting for their caregivers. Training for this opportunity is provided and assignment of patients is determined by patient need and volunteer availability. As your journey unfolds, we'll support you with personalized mentoring and cultivation of your hospice experiences.
If you have a heart for this work you can do it - Join our team today!
Please review our website for further details by following the link below. An application for volunteering can also be downloaded there:
About Heartland Hospice Services
4 East Rolling Crossroads, # 307, Baltimore, MD 21228, US
The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patientse with a limited life expectancy, as well as support to their caregivers. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through specialized supportive care designed to meet the needs of the body, mind and spirit. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of the Medical Director, Registered Nurse, Health Aide, Social Worker,Chaplain and Volunteers. Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care regardless of ability to pay.
Volunteers offer services in both our office setting and in the field directly engaging with patients and families.
A multitude of our volunteers provide emotional & spiritual support through friendly visits patients within their homes or care facilities. These volunteers offer compassionate companionship, advocacy and outreach to patients and families through conversation, reading, relief sitting, letter writing, running errands, assistance with hobbies, music enrichment and art and other forms of sensory stimulation. Another volunteer opportunity includes sitting vigil with patients who are actively dying and who have no family present with them.
Volunteers serve in Baltimore City & County, Anne Arundel, Howard and Harford Counties.