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.
Massage Therapy volunteers provide gentle, supportive massage therapy to terminally ill hospice patients, either in a home setting or in a nursing facility. Massage therapy volunteers typically provide 2 to 4 hours of service weekly, incorporating gentle massage techniques to ease and comfort patients. Volunteers will adapt to the needs of patients who may be frail, elderly, or in pain. Some massage therapy volunteers may provide massage or therapeutic touch to family and/or the caregivers of our terminally ill patients.
Holisticare Hospice serves Ocean & Monmouth counties and can provide you with opportunities near your home or work place. Massage therapy visits can be made based on your own particular scheduling needs.