"The last good thing that may happen in a person's life is a hospice volunteer"
Friendly visitors help hospice patients by being a smiling face and provide someone at the end of their
Have you been thinking about ways in which you can give back? Are you interested in helping others? Do you enjoy spending time with a variety of people? If you answered yes to any of these, the friendly visitor volunteer opportunity at Heartland Hospice may be a perfect fit for you! Volunteers help to provide companionship and support to hospice patients and their families. Friendly visitors help hospice patients by being a smiling face and provide someone at the end of their life with a friend. Visitors socialize with patient and can join them in fun activities WITHOUT giving on-hands care.
Free training is offered and local travel to hospice facilities and/or patient homes is required. You can set your own schedule and designate what geographic areas you are and are not willing to travel to. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us today - we would love to hear from you! Call Heartland Hospice at 724-744-1408
Patient visitors = direct patient / family contact. Regularly scheduled visits to help ease the problem of social isolation and offer a "trained and empathetic ear." In Allegheny, Armstrong, and Westmoreland counties - you choose your site.
Administrative/clerical support= filing, typing, mailings, computer skills, receptionist, staff errands.
Bereavement support = calls to bereaved families, work directly with bereavement counselors.
Vigil Volunteer = At Heartland our goal is for patients to not die alone. This program is designed to serve "vigil" over patients who are actively dying without family members or friends present.
Crafts = Make Memory Bears, Make blankets, booties, gifts for patients in your own home.
Chaplain = Provide spiritual care as needed. Must be an ordained minister, priest, or rabbi. CPE recommended.
Music, Art, Reiki, Massage Therapists = Use your talents to provide comfort to the patients and families either in nursing homes or in their private homes.
- Music Therapy
- Administrative Support
- Spiritual Healing
- Bereavement Support
- Hospice Care
- Veteran Care
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Flexible, we work with your schedule!
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