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.
VITAS Healthcare(r) is looking for Patient Care Volunteers to visit terminally ill patients residing in their own homes and long- term care facilities in the Jefferson and South County areas. During visits, volunteers read to patients, write letters for them, play music, games, share conversation and companionship.
Comprehensive training, orientation and ongoing support for hospice volunteering is provided. Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care through offering individualized support services. Flexible times are available for volunteering according to your schedule and any time spent visiting patients is greatly appreciated.
For more information on volunteering, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314) 682-3434 or at Emily.Jokerst@Vitas.com. For information on VITAS Healthcare, visit www.VITAS.com.