Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Bereavement volunteers are focused on supporting bereaved loved ones for the first year after a hospice patient dies. Follow the surviving family members as they embark on a journey of grief and healing with scheduled check-ins.
Duties Include: Attending funerals, providing companionship visits for the bereaved, sending mailings to families, making phone calls, helping at related events.
Hospice volunteers are a crucial part of the hospice experience and are valued by patients and families for the personal touch they bring to an emotional process.
By becoming a hospice volunteer, you experience the personal fulfillment of impacting another person's life at a critical time. Hospice volunteers report feeling that they are making a contribution to the community and doing a service they would hope others would do for them in their time of need.
Volunteers help hospice patients in a variety of ways. They can provide:
Companionship to patients and families
Veteran-to-veteran services through pinning ceremonies and supportive visits
Bereavement support to families
Reiki, yoga, healing arts
Pet visits with a dog certified through Canine Good Citizenship or similar certification
Emotional boost by sharing their musical, crafting or other artistic talents
assistance in our administrative office
We have opportunities available throughout Northeast Ohio, including North Canton and Independence.
Time Commitment: Even if you have just one hour a month to share please consider joining Absolute Hospice and help us provide comfort, care, and compassion to those we serve during their final season of life.