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.
Kindred Hospice is seeking volunteers to read to patients . Some patients enjoy listening to volunteers read to them--short stories, poetry, magazines, the Bible, inspirational readings, or even chapters of a novel. Every day we strive to make hospice about 'living, not dying' and offer our patients services that allow them to enjoy and appreciate each day.
Your visit to a patient brightens the day, and reading to a patient makes it even more special!
A weekly reading visit (or more if it's a long book) provides companionship, socialization, intellectual stimulation and comfort to patients.