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Constellation Health Services

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Constellation Hospice

Volunteers are the core of our organization, for they possess the special qualities of a loving heart and a unique call to serve. Some have had personal experience of loss, some bring professional skills or specialized expertise, but most are ordinary people who want to help. Volunteers provide caring compassion for both the person facing the end of life and those who love them.

Orientation and training is provided in English for every volunteer. We want you to feel confident and competent. We believe in a team approach in all that we do, so you never feel alone or unsupported. We serve patients wherever "home" is: skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities or their own residences.

Volunteers needed in Hartford, New Haven and Fairfield Counties.

Patient and Family Support Volunteer:

Provide friendly companion visits.

Read aloud, write letters, share an interest.

Provide gifts of music, art, scrapbooking.

Actively listen and be supportive in hearing expressed fears and concerns.

Create a written legacy for other loved ones.

Offer prayers (and quiet presence).

Bereavement Volunteer (Additional training Needed):

Writing sympathy cards, other significant anniversaries or events.

Supportive telephone calls.

Participation in Grief Groups and Remembrance Services.

Community presentations in Grief.

Volunteers must complete 15 hours of mandatory training and make a commitment of a few hours per week or per month.

Volunteers will learn the history of hospice, the goals and philosophy of care, and the emotional and spiritual needs of patients at the end of life. They develop the communication skills necessary to comfort and support patients and families because they spend quality time with patients, they often give valuable feedback to the care team.

To volunteer today, call Catharine Lloyd, Lead Volunteer Services Coordinator at (203) 497-3886, or email clloyd@constellationhs.com

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About Constellation Health Services

Location:

14 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06880, US

Mission Statement

Constellation Health Services is dedicated to delivering the best possible health care services to people at all points of life. We are governed by the most rigorous standards of professional ethics and committed to maintaining a fulfilling and balanced work experience for all employees.

Description

Constellation Hospice is a special concept of care, focused on providing comfort, relieving pain and offering support to those with life-limiting health conditions and their families. Constellation Hospice addresses the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the individual, while attending to the equally important needs of their family and caregivers. Our team of hospice professionals and volunteers work cooperatively with the patient, their family and primary care physician to create a customized care plan. We believe every person deserves to live out his or her life with respect, dignity and comfort in an environment that promotes quality of life. We would love for YOU to join our team! Call Catharine at 203-845-8000.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

14 Westport AvenueNorwalk, CT 06851

(41.12088,-73.40609)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Spiritual Healing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours a week/month.

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