Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking Hospice Volunteers in Lower Fairfield County. Are you a good listener who enjoys being with other people? Have you been looking for a way to have an impact on someone else’s life? If so, please consider becoming a volunteer for Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. Training will be provided. After training, the volunteer’s schedule is flexible.
"We are looking for compassionate, caring people who are interested in helping families who have a loved one receiving end-of-life care," said Laura Cordeira, Manager of Volunteer Services.
Family Support Volunteers provide support and companionship for the patients and families of Regional Hospice and Home Care. Volunteers might: visit with a patient to give some respite time to the caregiver; drive the patient to an appointment; bring the patient out for a drive, a cup of coffee, some ice cream, or a ride around a lake; run errands; do grocery shopping; plant some flowers; read the newspaper or a favorite book; drop off a home-cooked meal for the family; whatever the need, we try to fill it!
Volunteers visit our patients in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities or in assisted living facilities. Some volunteers feel more comfortable in one setting, others are comfortable in any setting. The choice of location, time, type of activity, and distance from home is agreed upon between the volunteer and the Volunteer Manager.
Night & Weekend Opportunities Also Available.
Interested applicants should complete a volunteer application on our website: RegionalHospiceCT.org/volunteer.