- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
14 people are interested
Wentworth Hospice is taking applications for our July 2019 class. If you would like to give someone the gift of your time and heart, please contact DJ at 603 692-0220. You choose the days and times you can visit your patient!
The desire to give time and talents freely to those on the end-of-life journey emanates from a heart of compassion and a spirit of giving. Whether providing direct or indirect support, hospice volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team responsible for providing quality care and support. Hospice volunteering allows exceptional, caring individuals to use their gifts and skills to help provide patients, caregivers, and families with the most peaceful and comfortable end-of-life experience possible.
A part of what makes hospice volunteers so valuable, and such impactful members of a patient’s care team, is the unique life perspective and personality they offer. Though each volunteer is unique, there are several common traits that are indicative of an effective hospice volunteer:
- A spirit of compassion and understanding towards those who are on the end-of-life journey
- Respect for all ways of life, cultural customs , and religious views
- A Keen understanding of personal limits
- The ability to listen and be comfortable in silence
Sitting with patients to provide companionship and a comforting presence
Giving the family member or caregiver a break so they can shop, run errands, take a nap, etc.
Music....do you play the guitar or another instrument? Sing?
Filling the bird feeders or watering the flowers
Fixing breakfast or lunch
Reading a book, playing cards, doing a puzzle, blowing bubbles....having fun!
Sharing stories of life, writing letters
Visiting with Military Veterans
Making a Chart of Life
Massage // Reiki
Military Veteran Cafes
Administrative office work
Events/Memorial Service/Health fairs
Mentoring new Volunteers
The possibilities are endless; WHAT is your gift?
Training is free. If you believe you can help those who are the end of their life journey, please call DJ at (603) 692-0220 to schedule an interview. If you choose to send an email, please check your spam folder as my response may go there!
9 Andrews Rd.Somersworth, NH 03878
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- Animal Therapy
- Elder care
- Patient Care
- Community Outreach
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Training is once a week for 3 hours; 5 week class. Time of training is negotiable based on the needs of the trainees attending
- Interview w/Volunteer Coordinator