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.
Optimal Hospice - Fresno is seeking caring individuals to join our volunteer team! As a companionship volunteer, you will bring your skills and talents to enrich the lives of patients currently facing a terminal illness on hospice. We believe that when we can no longer add days to life, volunteers can add life to days.
Companionship volunteers will:
Be a friend to a patient
Assist patients with activities to engage them
Listen, and share, stories with patients and families
Read books and/or scripture
Deliver birthday cards
We will work with your schedule! Optimal Hospice will work with your schedule to ensure volunteering is something to enjoy. The patients you see will be located at a home, assisted living and/or skilled nursing facility that is convenient for you to visit in Fresno and Madera County. All volunteers are non-medical and do not provide direct patient care.
Optimal Hospice does provide reimbursement for travel mileage when visiting patients.