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.
Gift of Hospice is seeking committed, caring, and organized volunteers to help our staff with weekly "tuck-in" calls to patients. A script and training is provided. Volunteers call to check in on patients and make sure they have everything they need for the weekend in terms of medication refills, supplies, etc. Calls need to be made in the office on Thursdays.
This opportunity allows you to support the hospice team without direct face-to-face patient contact. We offer a casual and welcoming office environment and a wonderful opportunity to learn about hospice. Our mission is to give patient and family empowered care, preserving dignity and providing comfort.
NO previous hospice experience is necessary!! We provide comprehensive training as well as ongoing education and support. Please note due to Medicare regulations, all volunteers must pass a drug screen, 2 step TB test, and a background check, all provided by our agency at no cost.