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.
At Heartland Hospice, we believe our patients should not have to pass on alone if that is not their wish. We desire to be able to provide comfort through the end including through the presence of others. Vigil volunteers provide a supportive presence for those patients who are in their final hours as well as for their loved ones. Ways of providing comfort may include reading a comforting poem, prayer, or scripture, listening to soothing music, or simply sitting quietly by the patient's bedside.
If interested, please contact Addi Clemens, Volunteer Coordinator at 757-594-8215.