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.
Volunteering with Kindred Hospice patients and their families may be one of the most fulfilling things you ever do! (Personal note: I started as a hospice volunteer with no experience and it changed my life!)
We are looking for volunteers with military service background - many of our patients are Veterans and enjoy the chance to talk with and share life stories with fellow Veterans. Nobody knows a Veteran like another Veteran. It doesn't matter if you're in the same branch or era of service, our hospice patients enjoy the chance to visit with and share stories with you about their time in the service. We also have a "We Honor Veterans" program specifically geared to celebrate our Veterans on hospice and honor them for their service to country.
To see a quick YouTube video about this program: https://youtu.be/ISwPvsiLq3k
Give family caregivers a break to take a couple hours for themselves, listen to life stories from our patients, run errands, grocery shop or just be a friend to someone who has no local family. We train you in 3 afternoon sessions, or some of the training can be done from home. Volunteers are treasured members of the hospice team and make a huge difference to the lives of our patients and their families! Many of our volunteers say they receive more from the experience than they give - it's life changing and inspiring to support someone at end-of-life.
Please contact Kelly Paradis at 928-445-2522 and learn how you can join our amazing volunteer team!