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.
Do you have a caring heart and a compassionate drive to bring a smile to someone's face during a difficult time in their life? Our hospice patients are in need of individuals who have the desire to give a little bit of their time to provide companionship and friendship to those who are alone and in need of a friend. Often times when an individual is given a terminal diagnosis, friends and families may not come to visit out of fear of knowing what to say or how to act out of discomfort for the patient. Many times patients are alone and afraid and in need of someone who can provide a loving hand and caring heart to bring joy in their lives.
Volunteers are an essential part of our dynamic interdisciplinary team (of nurses, doctors, spiritual care providers, social workers, and home health aides). Kindred Hospice volunteers may serve in a multitude of ways, including offering patient companionship (such as reading a book, engaging in conversation, actively listening by the bedside, playing card games, singing or holding someone's hand).
Volunteers have the opportunity to touch the lives of our hospice patients and families in a very special way. If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact: Luonna.Lancaster@Gentiva.com