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.
Work near your home! As a Massage TherapistVolunteer, you will be assigned to support a hospice patient and their family in your community. You provide comforting touch as requested by a patient. The time commitment for this position is 3-4 hours a week. You will arrange a time with the patient’s caregiver that works best for you and the patient.
Join our Comfort Care Volunteer team, also commonly called Vigil Volunteers. These volunteers are patient care volunteers who are called at a moment’s notice to be with a patient who is actively dying. You know how to be still, sit at bedside, and just savor the quiet moments with a patient and their family. You are present like the light in a storm. You calm the waters. You bear witness to suffering and families are grateful for your presence. Most patient care volunteers (noted above) also sign up for either daytime or night owl comfort care duty, but it is not required. The time commitment for comfort care is generally 2 or more on-call days (or nights) a month. You select the days (or nights). You are only called if needed.
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Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 20
Orientation or Training
3-4 hours a wk/arrange time w/caregiver
3 hr live training, physical, drug & TB test, fingerprint, Reliable trans, Massage Therapy License