NEW HAVEN AREA - Hospice Family Support Volunteers


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Greater New Haven Areanew haven, CT 06519


About

Hospice Volunteers are needed in the New Haven area as Regional Hospice and Home Care expands its services becoming the exclusive hospice provider at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. 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 Home 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 Hickey.

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, in assisted living facilities, or in hospice beds at the Smilow Cancer Hospital. 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 Coordinator.

Night & Weekend Opportunities Also Available.

Interested applicants should contact Mary Beth Hickey ( MHickey@RegionalHospiceCT.org / 203-702-7415) or complete a volunteer application on our website RegionalHospiceCT.org.

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible after training session
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