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.
Throughout service areaDauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Juniata, FrankilinAdams, York, Lebanon, Schuylkill CountiesHarrisburg, PA17110
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.)
Verbal / Written Communication
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Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Can be flexible, based on volunteer availability
TB Testing provided; computer at home very helpful