Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
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 companionship to patients who have reached the final hours of life, to help ensure that they have a caring presence with them at all times. Here are some of the things you could do as a NODA Companion - read to patients, listen to their life stories, play music for them, hold their hand, pray with them, share their concerns with nurses and staff, and be a comforting presence.
NODA volunteers are on-call during a time-frame of their choosing, so this volunteer opportunity is a good fit for any schedule. Plus, we have many care facilities in the St. Louis metro area, so you can choose to visit patients 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 email@example.com or at (314)373-7041.