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.
If you would like to make a difference in someone's life, become a hospice volunteer! Compassionate, dependable individuals may apply for volunteer opportunities with Visiting Nurse and Community Health in Arlington, MA.
Hospice Volunteers offer companionship for patients and respite for caregivers. Activities range from doing crafts together, playing games together, reading a book or playing music for a patient, or talking and listening to patient's stories as they share their memories.
Yoga instructors can offer breathing techniques and gentle movements to benefit patients.
Reiki practitioners are also encouraged to apply.
Commitment is 6 months, 1-2 h/week flexible to your schedule. Training is provided. Additional sitting vigil training is provided for if interested.
This may be one of the most fulfilling volunteer experiences of your life!
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Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
6 months, 1-2 hrs/week
Must have car; Must be dependable and compassionate listener