Do You Have Time to Hold a Hand? - Training Starts Early May 2019!
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Are You Ready to Act Now? - The journey to become a Hospice Volunteer starts May 2, when a 6-week training program begins. If you are interested in helping patients, and their family members, who are facing death & loss, now is the right time to start on this path.
Hospice Volunteers provide the extra support that can ease a difficult time. By offering caregivers respite, by extending companionship to whomever needs it, and by simply being quietly present, when most run away, are how Hospice Volunteers make a difference.
There are no special skills or background that you need to be a Hospice Volunteer, however, you do need to enjoy a wide spectrum of personalities, and be able to listen and elicit others to tell their story, instead of wanting to advise them what to do.
Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice is a non-profit agency, which has many offices throughout the central and south New Jersey area, as well as, eastern Pennsylvania. This post is only for those in Ocean County. As a Hospice Volunteer, you will only travel to where you are comfortable traveling to, but all of our activity is in Ocean County.
To get more details, please respond to this posting, so we may send you our Introductory Packet, which has a full explanation of the on-boarding process.
Many of our volunteers say that they get more out from their volunteering than they give. I hope you will have the same experience, but if you don’t start by requesting an Introductory Packet, we’ll never know.
About Holy Redeemer Hospice - Ocean County
1228 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08753, US
Our mission is to care, comfort and heal. Hospice volunteers provide companionship and support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. They visit patients in private homes and in long-term care facilities and they offer the gift of presence, by listening, acknowledging and affirming the journey ahead.
We seek emotionally mature individuals who demonstrate the personal qualities of empathy, flexibility and the desire to make a difference in another person's life.
Volunteers offer support to the patient and their family, often providing much needed respite for caregivers. They also provide practical assistance such as running errands, preparing a snack or performing light housekeeping.
We'll work with your schedule.
throughout Ocean Countybut our office is located inToms River, NJ 08755
- Bereavement Support
- Case Work / Management
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Hospice Care
- Spiritual Healing
- People Skills
- 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.