Harmony of Hearts Music Volunteers


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

York, Adams, and Cumberland CountiesYork, Gettysburg, Camp Hill areas, PA 17408


About

Harmony of Hearts - At AseraCare Hospice, our music therapy is known as Harmony of Hearts. These volunteers sing and/or play instrumental music (such as autoharp, guitar, violin) for our patients and their families to ease stress and anxiety, sooth hearts, and comfort one's spirit. Music serves to bring back fond memories, provide a release of emotions and fill empty hours that a patient may otherwise spend alone. These volunteers may travel in groups of two or three or may perform individually.

Requirements:

  • Be able to provide own transportation.

  • Complete approximately 6-8 hours of on-line training, and afterwards attend 8-hours orientation OR complete the Volunteer Training (offered on a quarterly basis) at the York office.

  • Complete background check (free)

  • Drug test (free)

  • Tuberculosis tests (free)

  • We request a nine month commitment, at the least, to our volunteer program.

    *Out of respect for the grieving process, if you are a surviving family member, we encourage you to wait a minimum of 13 months following the patient's death to serve as a direct care volunteer or in public relations activities.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Music Therapy
  • Relationship Building
  • Singing
  • String Instrument

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-8 hours a month (depends on needs of patient)
  • Drug Screening and PPD (Tuberculous testing) - costs covered by AseraCare

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