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Become a Bereavement Support Hospice Volunteer with Personal Touch of Virginia.
Personal Touch is looking for individuals to help our Bereavement Specialist provide support to bereaved loved ones. As a Bereavement Support Hospice Volunteer with Personal Touch you can provide periodic support to newly bereaved people in a variety of different ways. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in attending funerals, providing companionships visits for bereaved family members, and working on scrapbooks. Volunteers provide reassurance through the grief process and let the families know that they are still connected to Personal Touch Hospice. Bereavement Support Hospice Volunteers are a valuable and necessary part of the healthcare team, whose work and feedback can help us fulfill our mission to the families we serve.
Bereavement Support Hospice Volunteers have to go through an initial Hospice Volunteer Orientation then participate in Bereavement Support Training with the Bereavement Specialist. After training, volunteers will be supplied with the appropriate information and documentation to provide support to bereaved families.
Bereavement Support Hospice Volunteers provide tremendous support to the Hospice Team, allowing us to provide the best possible care. Volunteers also develop a unique understanding of the process through which they can help others heal. You don’t have to have a degree in counseling or bereavement to be a part of this wonderful experience.
Please get in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator, Melanie Wood, if you have any further questions or would like to go ahead and start the application process, at 757-296-9989. We have offices in Newport News and Chesapeake.
11817 Canon Blvd, Suite 300, Newport News, VA 23606, US
Personal Touch Hospice understands that a terminal illness affects all aspects of family life; we recognize dying as a normal part of living. Our Hospice team is committed to serving patients and their loved ones in a caring, compassionate and financially responsible manner. As professionals and volunteers, we provide quality emotional, physical, and spiritual care, in the hope of making the final journey as meaningful and comfortable as possible.
Volunteers can be of help in a variety of ways with Personal Touch Hospice and is an essential part of the Hospice Team. Some different types of volunteers are administrative, art therapy, bereavement, direct patient care, landscape, pet therapy, professional, transportation, and vigil volunteers. Volunteers have heart and in Hospice that is the most important element!
We'll work with your schedule.
735 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 130Newport News, VA 23606
April 17, 2020