Volunteer Music Therapist


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

You play an instrument we need your help as a volunteer

About

Music therapy it is the clinical and evidence-based use of music intervention by a board-certified music therapist. It assesses the strengths and needs of the patient and designs a plan of treatment that includes creating, singing, moving to and/or listening to live, patient-preferred music within individual, group and/or family sessions.

Because music is non-threatening, enjoyable and enhances brain function, people of diverse ages, backgrounds and abilities can gain therapeutic benefits through music therapy. We need musician volunteers that can offer music therapy that can bind with other healing efforts to address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of Opuscare of South Florida patients. While not appropriate for every hospice patient, music therapy can be surprisingly effective with an otherwise unresponsive patient.

Music therapy provides the most benefit to patients who:
  • Enjoy music to enhance their quality of life or maintain dignity
  • Lack social interaction or sensory stimulation
  • Look for a concrete way to cope or to define or articulate feelings or thoughts
  • Experience pain and symptoms that are difficult to control through traditional medical interventions
  • Feel anxious or are affected by dementia
  • Face communication problems due to physical impairments
  • Need spiritual support.

Skills

  • Music Arts

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Open
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