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.
When you have so much to share, there’s so much you can do to help another — from something as simple as whispering a kind word to lending a helping hand to a family. There are many hospice volunteer opportunities with Good Shepherd Hospice that provide support in a variety of areas.
Hospice services are provided to patients in a variety of locations including single family homes, apartments, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospice houses. Whether our patients are continuing to live independently in their own home or residing in a facility, all appreciate a visit from a friendly volunteer who is there to bring a warm smile to their day. Companionship volunteers can simply be there to listen to a story, read a book, offer prayer and support, watch a movie, or play music.
Volunteers receive comprehensive training before being matched with patients . No previous experience in the medical field is necessary. Days and times are flexible and every role is valued.