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Wentworth Hospice will hold a free training class in April 2021. Classes are 3 hours once a week for 5 weeks. Please call DJ Antone to schedule an interview. (603) 978.7511
Volunteer services are needed in Strafford, York and Carroll Counties.
NOTE: Wentworth Hospice follows strict guidelines and policy regarding COVID-19. Currently all visits are for home patients only; nursing facilities remain restricted to outside visitors. All volunteers must adhere to our Personal Protective equipment policy when in a patient's home. This includes the wearing of a mask and face shield/eye goggles.
Volunteering with Hospice is about being there for the entire family, not just the patient. Each patient has their own team and the volunteers play an essential role by providing patients and their families with compassionate care and support during the end-of-life process.
So, what is your Gift? What can you offer a patient and/or their family? Below are the most commonly requested things asked for:
RESPITE.....sitting w/the patient while the caregiver leaves to grocery shop, pay bills, or just take a much needed nap. 24/7 caregivers are exhausted and need a break to take care of business and take care of themselves.
FOOD PREP......making a light lunch or dinner for patients who live alone or helping the caregiver make meals.
COMPANIONSHIP.....for both the patient and the family member or caregiver. Patients want someone to listen to them, play games, provide music. Often, they just want someone to be a comforting presence, with little to no activity.
Other areas that patients appreciate:
MASSAGE therapy (licensed) REIKI PET therapy (certified) Military Veteran companionship----this is a huge request!
If you want to help our Care Center, but do not want to visit w/patients, perhaps you would like to help with Administrative tasks or the many behind the scene activities that are essential:
Data entry Office work Sewing Making a Chart of Life for a patient Annual Memorial Service
If you believe you can help those who are the end of their life journey, please call DJ at (603) 978-7511 to schedule an interview. If you choose to send an email, please check your spam folder as my response may go there!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Wentworth Hospice
9 Andrews Rd., Somersworth, NH 03878, US
Quality of Life Matters We want to ensure that our patients will be cared for both professionally and compassionately. We promise both.
We are a hospice located in southern NH and cover both NH and southern ME locations. We provide services to patients and their families who are dealing with terminal illness in both their homes and facilities.
A comprehensive training program for Volunteers is provided to help them gain the knowledge and confidence that is necessary to provide this life affirming service. In addition, Volunteers are part of the Hospice Team at Wentworth Hospice and have an on going access to staff support and guidance.
Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
Thu Apr 01, 2021 - Thu Apr 29, 2021
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
9 Andrews Rd.Somersworth, NH03878
February 23, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
Training is once a week for 3 hours; 5 week class.