Grief Care or Bereavement Volunteers provide continued support to family and friends after the death of a loved one, with phone calls, visits, and monthly mailings. Volunteers making phone calls and visits are understanding listeners. They know that grief is a normal process that follows the death of a loved one and that each person's grief experience is unique. Under the guidance of Homeland Hospice's Bereavement Coordinators, volunteers offer guidance through individual support or assist with facilitation of weekly grief groups.
The journey that begins for those left behind after the death of a loved one can be lonely and sad. Knowing that someone is staying connected with them by phone or visits can help a grieving person through one more day, one more month, one more holiday season.
If you would like to assist with mailings or develop a support relationship - phone calls, visits, or perhaps going to lunch - contact Homeland Hospice. Being a Bereavement Volunteer is about "being there", and caring - our volunteers make an amazing difference!
(Persons assisting with administrative tasks would need to provide support at the Homeland Hospice Office, or be willing to stop in to pick up and drop off mailing materials.)
- People Skills
- Elder care
- Community Outreach
- Bereavement Support
- Hospice Care
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Can be flexible, based on volunteer availability
- TB Testing provided; computer at home very helpful