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.
The Advanced Hospice Volunteer Certification program is a positive choice for anyone interested in pursuing a health care career, broadening their knowledge of the health care industry or gaining valuable patient experiences. Great Lakes Caring is looking for college students that are interested in learning more about hospice and getting to know hospice patients, while gaining hands on experienced valued by education institution and employers. Time is our most precious gift. Share your gift with a Hospice patient. Time is limited, yet of eternal value. What makes it so is how you use it and to whom you give it. Share the your gift of time with a patient on their end-of-life journey. No special skills are necessary, just a listening ear and an open heart. It will be some of the most rewarding time you'll ever spend. Great Lakes Caring is currently looking for compassionate companionship volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families. Our companionship volunteer will provide companionship, play cards/games, watch old movies, etc. There is no physical care involved. Hours are flexible, weekdays, evenings or weekends. Typically, we ask that you would visit your assigned patient 1-2 hours per week.