Bereavement Volunteer at Heartland Hospice
Heartland Hospice Services
This opportunity allows individuals to work closely with our Hospice Bereavement Coordinators by assisting with periodic phone calls to family members who have recently experienced the loss of their loved one through death. Other bereavement opportunities include participating in and creative preparations for ongoing bereavement support groups and our annual grief camp and celebration of life (memorial) service. Bereavement volunteers also visit grieving family members to provide a listening ear, uplifting support and assistance with the grief process.
Orientation training and ongoing guidance are provided to bereavement volunteers to enhance their experience and the support they offer to bereaved families.
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.