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Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County

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The satisfaction of making a difference in someone’s life; the fun of making new friends; the joy of helping a person who really needs you - and the gratification of being appreciated!

These are just a few of the many reasons why people volunteer with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. The opportunities are as varied as your talents, abilities and interests. Our dedicated volunteers vary in age and experience and come from diverse backgrounds. And the time commitment is flexible.

Hospice volunteers provide emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families with a focus on promoting quality of life so patients can spend meaningful time together with friends and loved ones in comfort with peace and dignity.

As a Hospice Patient Care Volunteer, you will:

  • Attend 25 hours of training on the hospice philosophy of care and the dying process
  • Regularly visit Hospice and Life Focus patients and/or their caregivers and family members to provide companionship to patients and respite to caregivers
  • Provide transportation to medical appointments
  • Assist with grocery shopping and other essential errands
  • Facilitate reminiscences and life reviews for patients
  • Assist grieving families through the bereavement process

Please note that surviving family members must wait one year after the death of a family member to be eligible as a patient care volunteer.

For more information about our volunteer programs, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Rundell, at 203-762-8958, ext 316 or lrundell@visitingnurse.net

1 More opportunity with Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

22 Danbury RoadWilton, CT 06897

(41.16323,-73.41853)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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