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Hospice Volunteer - Companionship, Clerical, Music, Pet Therapy - Totowa

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VHS Hospice Services of New Jersey

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VHS Hospice Services of NJ

Volunteer Opportunities: We at VHS Hospice Services of NJ are looking for hospice volunteers to provide vital services such as:

  • Providing companionship and respite by visiting patients and families
  • Office and clerical support
  • Bereavement support
  • Making phone calls
  • Music therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Reiki therapy
*(Volunteers may have other interests or professional skills that can be utilized by patients and families, such as landscaping, barber, art therapy, musical training, or are bi-lingual.)

Training: Volunteers are required to complete a free comprehensive training program designed to prepare the individual for working with families and patients.

Along with the required training for a new volunteer, additional workshop trainings are offered throughout Hackensack Meridian Health, for volunteers to perform complementary therapies. These include 11th Hour, Pet Therapy, and Reiki Therapy.

Great opportunity for students completing Internships, field placements, or volunteer service hours with hospice, can expect to gain experience working with patients in a companionship role as well as the administrative functions of hospice. Training is provided both in the field and in the office with team members. Students may choose the role in which they wish to complete their hours in.

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About VHS Hospice Services of New Jersey

Location:

3 Garret Mountain Plaza, Suite 400, Woodland Park, NJ 07424, US

Mission Statement

In the spirit of Hackensack Meridian Health and St. Joseph's Healthcare System, this innovative team is committed to provide exceptional healthcare in the home to the communities we serve. Guided by the Values set forth by our founders, the mission is to provide a full-spectrum of life-enhancing care, with compassion and healing and with a special concern for those who are poor, vulnerable, and underserved.

Description

VHS Hospice Services of NJ serves patients in Passaic, Bergen, and Hudson counties. We are an affiliate of Hackensack Meridian Health. Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals with life-limiting illness. Hospice care is provided in the home, hospital, or a facility setting. Volunteers provide companionship and respite by visiting patients and families, as well as office, clerical, and bereavement support. Companionship can entail reading to patients, watching TV, playing cards, or simply sitting with them for support. Office volunteers can complete clerical work such as filing and copying in our Totowa office location. Bereavement volunteers provide support through phone calls and letters. Volunteers have the option of partaking in any individual, or multiple types of volunteering. We provide all training prior to interested volunteers visiting patients.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3 Garret Mountain PlazaWoodland Park, NJ 07424

(40.90204,-74.18886)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Music Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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