NODA Companions Make Last Moments, Good Moments!

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Bethesda Hospice Care

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Volunteers visit a Bethesda Hospice patient

Are you a warm, caring individual with a heart for people in their final stage of life? Volunteer with Bethesda Hospice Care as a "No One Dies Alone" (NODA) Companion, and help to make someone's last moments, good moments! As a NODA Companion, you'll gain the deep satisfaction of providing a caring presence to patients who have reached the final hours of life. Here are some of the things you could do as a NODA Companion - read to patients, play music for them, hold their hand, pray with them, report any discomfort to nurses and staff, and be a comforting presence.

NODA volunteers sit vigil for 2 hour shifts at a time of their choosing, so this volunteer opportunity can be a good fit for many schedules. Plus, we have several care facilities in the St. Louis metro area, so you can choose to sit vigil at the facility that is most convenient for you! Want to learn more about volunteering as a NODA Companion? Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Julie Strassman at jastrassman@bethesdahealth.org or at (314)373-7041.

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About Bethesda Hospice Care

Location:

1630 Des Pere Rd., Suite 290, St. Louis, MO 63131, US

Mission Statement

Mission: To be the premier provider of care and services for seniors in the St. Louis region while maintaining financial strength and providing fulfilling career opportunities. Values - Dignity: To treat seniors and their family members with dignity and respect. Diversity: To recognize the unique qualities of our constituents and appreciate their cultural differences. Generosity: To meet the needs of seniors without regard to their socioeconomic status. Integrity: To furnish care and services with integrity, honesty and high ethical standards. Quality: To provide superior care and services in a place seniors call home.

Description

Bethesda Hospice Care Volunteers provide a caring presence for patients and their families during end-of-life. Our compassionate hospice volunteers read to patients, listen to their life stories, play music for them, show them pictures, hold their hand, pray with them, share their concerns with nurses and staff, provide a supportive presence, and much more!

Here's what Bethesda Hospice Volunteers have to say about their service:
"I enjoy sharing my time with residents. I sometimes sit quietly and just hold a hand."
"I am a good listener, and I provide a compassionate ear."
"I find that my caring presence and conversation provides comfort."

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations available inKirkwood, South County, and EllisvilleSt. Louis, MO 63131

(38.62069,-90.4408)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average time commitment is 2 - 4 hours per month, mostly in the evening and overnight hours.
  • Personal references, Annual flu shot (provided free), Proof of car insurance, Annual training

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