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.
Ever thought about volunteering? Heartland Hospice is looking for volunteers to visit patients once a week. The schedule is very flexible. We provide a background check, TB testing, fingerprinting and training. Visiting with a patient has so many benefits. Not only is the patient excited to visit with you the volunteer can gain a lot of knowledge from their stories, learn empathy and compassion. There is nothing better than knowing you made a difference in someones life. And don't let the word Hospice scare you. There are many myths on Hospice and now patients can receive comfort care from hospice for a long time not just in the last few days of life.
If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of please contact me and we can talk more about the opportunities and what a value a volunteer is here at Heartland.