Open Your Heart to Hospice: Become a Hospice Volunteer!
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This Valentine's Day, give your heart to hospice and become a Hospice Volunteer!
Often our volunteers tell me, "I get more out of being a Hospice Volunteer than I give." If you are ready to explore this way of supporting our community, please request an Introductory Packet, which will have more details about what is involved, than I can post here.
What you should know now is that Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice is a non-profit agency; not all hospices are. Holy Redeemer has also been delivering hospice care for a very long time.
We welcome caring individuals from the community to join our care team as Hospice Volunteers to provide the extras that patients, and their families, need to help them get through their sensitive and difficult time.
The main ways that volunteers help are by providing respite support (so family caregivers have an opportunity to take a break), companionship visits (so patients, and family members, have an opportunity to tell their story to someone new) and, sit vigil (so no one dies alone).
We also invite volunteers to bring with them their special skills to offer our families, like Massage, Healing Touch, and Pet Therapy. We could really use bilingual volunteers, too, especially, those who speak Spanish.
Our hospice services all of Ocean County. However, as a volunteer you will tell us where you are comfortable traveling to.
Volunteers do need to complete a training and other on-boarding background checks. The next training will start in early to mid February 2019. For full details request an Introductory Packet. As this Packet is printed, it needs to be mailed, so please provide a mailing address when replying to this post.
We'll work with your schedule.
the greater area of Ocean Countybut our office is located inToms River, NJ 08755
- Massage Therapy
- Hospice Care
- Spiritual Healing
- Veteran Care
- People Skills
- Social Work
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- About 3 hours a week is traditional, but we hope you will be available for no less than 6 hours a month. We are willing to work with you to make your involvement happen, but you should have some time to give. ("Snow Birds" are welcome.)
- We need people we can trust, so background checks are done. Reliable transportation is needed to get to assignments. And we want you to be comfortable going on visits so an initial training and then on-going education is required.