(40.3059,-76.8762)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Throughout service areaDauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Juniata, FrankilinAdams, York, Lebanon, Schuylkill CountiesHarrisburg, PA 17110

Serving in your community...

About

To be with someone who is dying is a privilege. And we believe that no one should die alone. Vigil volunteers provide a calm, quiet, gentle presence at the bedside of a patient in hospice care who is actively dying. Often in skilled nursing facilities where families aren't readily available, the gift of a comforting, caring volunteer is especially needed, and always appreciated. Hours are often in the evening or overnight; volunteers can be a presence for several hours. To be comfortable to be with someone who is dying is essential to this role! Volunteers reflect that what they receive is so much more than what they give in this opportunity to be with someone on their end-of-life journey.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible based on volunteer availability
  • TB testing provided; evening hours availability essential

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