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.
Opportunities throughout PortsmouthPortsmouth, VA23701
Are you a good listener?
Do you enjoy meeting people?
Are you able to provide a comforting touch?
Do you enjoy making an immediate difference in someone's life?
Do you like playing music?
Do you like crafting, knitting, crochet, painting etc?
Do you like talking about past times? Historical Events?
If you answered "Yes" to any of theses questions, then this volunteer opportunity is for you!
We are a hospice program that provides services throughout the Hampton Roads Virginia area(Chesapeake, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Franklin, Poquoson, and Yorktown)
HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?
Trainee volunteers provide many different services:
Relief for the Family - So they can run errands, companionship when family cannot be there, and Respite Care.
Primary Caregiver - By sitting with the patient, making phone calls, support for the patient and family.
Emotional Support - Active listening to the patient and family, holding the patient's hand when he/she needs it or by just being there when they need to talk.
Patient and Family Assistance - Running errands, helping with light housework, preparing a light meal.
VOLUNTEERS CAN ALSO COME INTO THE OFFICE AND DO OFFICE WORK:
Admission Packets - They put together the admission packets, making copies for the packets
Filing - Do some light filing of patient's paperwork for their files.