Brookdale Hospice is looking for individuals who are comfortable extending themselves to others in their community, who are dealing with a loved-one facing a life-ending disease. As a patient declines, they, and their family, experience many expected and surprising changes, that can make most involved unsettled and anxious. Volunteers 1) bring a sense of calm, providing caregivers a break, 2) lend an ear, allowing much needed venting and emotional support, and 3) are present, so patients and family members are not alone during this sensitive time.
For those that we care for who live in a nursing facility, volunteers visit to engage, distract, support, advocate for, and, to just be present to them during their decline, whatever the situation dictates at the time of the visit. (Sometimes it is all of those things at once!)
Brookdale Hospice brings their special kind of care throughout Berks, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery Counties. However, as a volunteer, you will travel to only those places that you are willing to go to.
A training will kick-off in April, and another in May. If you are willing to share yourself with those in your community, wanting this type of support, please reply to this post and request an Introductory Packet, which has details about becoming a Hospice Volunteer with Brookdale Hospice. (As this Packet is printed, a mailing address is needed so we can send it to you.)
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Bereavement Support
- Spiritual Healing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3 to 5 hours a week, ideal, but 6 hours a month ok
- Should be able to appreciate and engage a wide spectrum of personalities and situations.