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.
Hospice Volunteering is a rewarding opportunity for people who want to make a positive difference in the life of others in need. Our Volunteers are an important part of our team. Our patients reside in Nursing Facilities and Private Homes throughout Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties.
Pet Therapy Volunteers visit their assigned patients and provide extensive emotional support to our patients and caregivers. These visits can bring joy and comfort while reducing stress, combating loneliness, and bringing back pleasant memories.
The process to come onboard begins with a phone interview, followed by an in-person interview. Volunteers are required to complete a background check, medical checks, end-of-life training and be willing to make a one year commitment. Requirements for the Pet Therapy program also include providing a copy of current certification by a reputable pet therapy program (such as Therapy Dogs International, Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Pet Partners, etc.), current vaccination records, and a letter from the pet's veterinarian attesting the pet is in good health and has behavior appropriate for hospice.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Lucia DiSimone, at 856-845-8220 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.