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Marlborough MA Caring Hearts Needed for Hospice (online training available)

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Hospice of Western and Central Massachusetts

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 27 people are interested
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Athena Hospice (Hospice of Western and Central MA)

Hospice Volunteer Program

  • Quality of care is one of the cornerstones of our mission - a mission that could not be accomplished without the many 'helping hands' of our volunteers.
  • All of our volunteers receive extensive training in providing comfort and support to families facing end-of-life issues. Please ask about our new online training now available!! Topics covered during volunteer training include hospice, ways to improve communication, active listening, identifying and respecting cultural differences, spirituality, and grief and the healing process.
  • Without the contributions of each and every one of the volunteers, we would not be able to provide the level of care and comfort to our patients for which we are renowned.
  • Volunteers are an invaluable part of our interdisciplinary team. They demonstrate a deep commitment to the Hospice Philosophy and to their desire to help others. Volunteers perform direct services, both tangible and intangible, on behalf of the patients and their family and indirect services in administrative, and education on behalf of the agency.

What do Hospice volunteers do?

  • Our volunteers assist patients and their families in a variety of ways, including:
    • Companionship, reading, taking patient outside
    • Sitting quietly with a patient
    • Administrative work in the Hospice office
  • The most valuable skill a volunteer has is the ability to be a compassionate presence. Volunteers increase the quality of life by offering emotional support and companionship to patients and their families.

Why Volunteer?

  • Volunteers in hospice find it personally gratifying, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally meaningful to assist those in need at a critical point in their lives. Volunteers consistently report that helping the terminally ill through Athena Hospice is not about dying but about living.

Please Contact Kristin Held at kheld@hospiceofwesternma.com

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About Hospice of Western and Central Massachusetts

Location:

Western and Central MA and CT, Western and Central MA, MA 01030, US

Mission Statement

Hospice of Western and Central Massachusetts strives to enable dying persons and those close to them to gain comfort and control over their lives, while neither hastening nor postponing death. We serve persons dying from any disease - in the home, in hospitals, and in other environments of their choice. Hospice of Western and Central Massachusetts is committed to increasing access to hospice care for those who have traditionally been undeserved. Through hands-on assistance and teaching, we enable families and friends to care for those they love in supportive and familiar surroundings.

Description

Hospice care is about not giving up....it is about hope for people facing a life-limiting illness -- hope of living their lives free of pain, without fear and in the company of family and friends. The emotional and spiritual support we provide to patients and their families is greatly enhanced by the help of our staff and volunteers. We offer a supportive environment, friendly staff and a rewarding experience. In addition we now offer online training for your convenience.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Marlborough Hills areaSouthboroughOxfordMarlborough, MA 01752

(42.34737,-71.53679)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Music Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Administrative Support
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • CORI check & Training (online training now available)

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