Hospice Companionship Volunteer
10 people are interested
Are you unemployed but want to keep your resume fresh? Are you retired and would like to give back to those in need? Are you just longing to help others? Are you trying to gain experience in health care or an administrative role? Volunteer with the Holy Redeemer and help those who are in the final stage of their life. We have patient visitation volunteering, family outreach, and office administrative opportunities from our Runnemede location. We serve the following counties: Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Salem, Cumberland, and Burlington which allows us to be flexible with our helping hands. If this rewarding opportunity is something you would like to be a part of, contact the Volunteer Coordinator today for more information!
"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Volunteers may work in a variety of capacities including, but not limited to:
- Patient care volunteers - provide emotional support and practical assistance that enhances the comfort and quality of life for patients and family/caregivers. These services include being available for companionship/ emotional support, reading to patients, listening, simply "being there," life review and legacy work, and preparing a light meal or snack. Patient care volunteers may also offer caregiver respite and practical support by assisting with errands or the transportation and other support often needed by hospice patients and caregivers. These duties may include picking up supplies, light housekeeping, or grocery shopping.
- Eleventh Hour/ Vigil Volunteers- patient care volunteers may also serve in the role of Vigil Volunteers after attending additional training. Eleventh hour volunteers maintain a bedside presence to the actively dying and their families.
- Pet Therapy Volunteers- the pet therapy volunteer works directly with patients, families, and the community by offering support through pet visitation in a patient’s home, long term care facility, or in a hospice inpatient setting.
- Bereavement volunteers - Provide bereavement support, empathy, a supportive presence and bear witness to the losses of family/caregivers
About Holy Redeemer Hospice
150 Ninth Avenue, Runnemede, NJ 08078, US
As a Catholic Health System, rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, we Care, Comfort and Heal following the example of Jesus, proclaiming the hope God offers in the midst of human struggle.
Holy Redeemer Health System is a community based integrated health and social service delivery system sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer. In a caring and compassionate manner, we will create innovative programs and services to enable people to live their lives to the fullest, while exceeding the expectations of all we serve. This will be accomplished by excelling at partnering and using resources effectively.
The Holy Redeemer Hospice Volunteer Program exists to support and expand the services provided to Holy Redeemer Hospice patients and their caregivers by the professional staff. Patient volunteers provide a social component which can normalize the experience and bolster the emotional support of both family and patient at this vulnerable time when illness can be an isolating factor. Office volunteers provide much needed assistance with mailings, records and other clerical responsibilities, freeing up additional time for staff to provide direct patient care.
We'll work with your schedule.
VARIES FROM PATIENT TO PATIENTRunnemede, NJ 08078
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- Music Therapy
- Spiritual Healing
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 1 Year Commitment