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.
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is looking for Spiritual Presence Volunteers to connect with patients and family members who have requested additional spiritual support, visiting in homes or facilities. You will coordinate with our chaplains to provide a ministry of spiritual companionship by building relationships, supporting spiritual practices that are meaningful for the patient and loved ones (i.e. providing spiritual readings or prayer), being present and offering compassionate listening. You can offer a safe space, an open heart, affirmation and hope to a terminally ill patient and bear witness to their spiritual journey. Spiritual Presence Volunteers receive a full Direct Care Volunteer training as well as ongoing support and education opportunities to be sure you feel ready and equipped to help our patients. Hours are flexible, depending on your schedule.