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.
Presbyterian Homes and Services Hospice program (Optage Hospice) would love for you and your furbaby to come once a week or every other week for 30 min. - 2 hours and visit hospice patient(s) at your local Presbyterian Homes location.
Does your furbaby (cat, dog or bird) love to visit with people? Do they not jump up, not react to loud noises and are able to listen to commands and provide people with love? If you answered yes to all three questions you and your pet are more than likely a good fit as a hospice companion. Animals do not need to be certified therapy animals to help bless our patients as a pet visitor.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator with questions or to set up a meet and greet and talk more about what being a hospice volunteer entails.