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Merrimack Valley Hospice

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Learn to make a profound difference in someone’s life! Come share your gifts, your heart, and your time. You will be appreciated and supported - and you will find you get back even more than you give! New volunteer training uses lecture, real life stories and small group exercises so you will learn how to provide practical help and emotional support to those with life limiting illnesses and their loved ones. At the end of this comprehensive training, you will receive a certificate and become part of a very special care team - ordinary people making an extraordinary difference!

We need volunteers in a number of areas, including:

  • Patient companionship and family support- this takes place in people's homes, as well as nursing homes. Can also include volunteers with specialized, licensed skills, such as Pet Therapy, Reiki, Massage Therapy, Hair Stylist, etc.
  • Veteran to Veteran visits - also in people’s homes, as well as nursing homes.
  • MVH Singers- a trained group of volunteers who sing softly at patients' bedside.
  • Bereavement support.
  • Keepsake Program- Share your creative side! We need volunteers who can sew, use clothing from someone who has passed and make keepsake teddy bears or pillows from the material. Very popular with loved ones.

Volunteers who visit with patients and families must complete a volunteer training. We also ask that people are not actively grieving a loss.

Our Malden office covers patients in the following areas: Malden, Melrose, Everett, Revere, Chelsea, Medford, Arlington, Somerville, Stoneham, Winchester, Cambridge, East Boston, Winthrop, Salem, Marblehead, Swampscott, Lynn, Saugus, Wakefield, Peabody, Lynnfield, Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, Burlington and Woburn.

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About Merrimack Valley Hospice

Location:

360 MERRIMACK ST Bldg 9, LAWRENCE, MA 01843, US

Mission Statement

Mission:Our mission is to create and deliver innovative and responsive community health programs which provide effective and compassionate care.

Description

Merrimack Valley Hospice, the leader in hospice care, provides comfort care and palliative services to patients facing life-limiting illnesses. Whether patients are at home, in a hospital, a long-term care facility, an assisted living facility, or in the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, our expert staff offer physical, spiritual and emotional care specific to those nearing the end-of-life. Bereavement support and counseling is also offered to families and loved ones.
Hospice care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of medical directors, nurses, therapists, counselors, chaplains, hospice aides, and volunteers. Together, they provide the highest quality care with compassion and commitment to patients and families.

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

At nursing homes and private homesGreater Boston Area178 Savin Street, Suite 300Malden, MA 02148

(42.43261,-71.05572)
 

SKILLS

  • Massage Therapy
  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Aromatherapy
  • Administrative Support

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average is 2 hours per week.
  • Our training will prepare you to bring peace & comfort to those facing end of life.

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