This Spring, Grow Your Compassion (Newtown)


(40.228336,-74.93226)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Throughout the area ofNewtown, PA 18940

About

As spring fights its way back, and we collectively start to attend to nurturing our lawns, flowers and vegetables, you may also want to think about growing your compassion, too!

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.

How do volunteers help? 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 Brookdale Hospice cares for who live in a nursing facility, volunteers visit to engage, distract, support, advocate for, and, just be present to patients 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. (Regardless of how near or far that you are willing to travel, you should have reliable transportation to get to assignments.)

A Hospice Volunteer Training will kick-off in April, and another in June. If you are willing to share yourself with those in your community, needing this type of support, please reply to this post and request an Introductory Packet, which has more details about becoming a volunteer with Brookdale Hospice. (As this Packet is printed, please provide a mailing address when replying to this post, so we can send it to you.)

Skills

  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Spiritual Healing

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 to 5 hours a week, ideal, but at least 6 a month
  • Introductory Packet will have details, please request if interested.

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