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COMMUNITY HOSPICE FOUNDATION INC

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Looking for a way to help your community?

Thought about volunteering for Community Hospice?

We are specifically looking for volunteers to provide support to patients and families in their homes in Schenectady County. Serving as valued members of the hospice care team, volunteers enhance the patient and family experience by helping meet specific needs such as:

  • Respite to allow the caregiver to run errands or take a much needed break;
  • Decreased feelings of isolation by offering friendly visits for reminiscing, conversation or specifically requested activities like reading or listening to music;
  • Assisting with light housekeeping, errands, laundry, etc. that the patient is no longer able to manage.
One hour a week can make a huge impact to our families and patients!
In order for you to determine whether volunteering with Community Hospice is a good fit for you, we offer informational meetings to discuss roles, expectations, and answer questions.

The Next Volunteer Training will be held:
The Community Hospice
445 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
June 3, 5, 10, 12
9:00 AM-4:00 PM each day



To set-up an informational meeting, please contact Caryn Anatriello, Coordinator of Volunteers for Schenectady County at 518-724-0282 or caryn.anatriello@sphp.com

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About COMMUNITY HOSPICE FOUNDATION INC

Location:

445 NEW KARNER RD, ALBANY, NY 12205, US

Mission Statement

The Community Hospice is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program. We are part of St. Peter's Health Partners, and are privileged to work with every hospital in the region to provide hospice services. We serve more than 4,300 seriously ill patients and their families a year. The elderly, terminally ill and dying are among the most vulnerable people in our society. Incredible advances in medical care and social services haven’t ended the tragedy of people dying alone or in pain. Meeting that need is our mission: The Community Hospice serves seriously ill people and their families during the process of dying and grieving. We enhance quality of life with comprehensive, compassionate services that respect the dignity of those we serve. And we offer that help and comfort in eight counties in upstate New York: Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Columbia, Greene, Montgomery and Washington.

Description

Volunteers - The Heart of Hospice

Community Hospice volunteers come from many different backgrounds and walks of life. What they have in common, however, is a full measure of compassion and the desire to help others experience the best possible quality of life.

All of our volunteers enjoy being with people and are good listeners. They are reliable and dependable, work well as part of a team. They bring with them a good sense of humor because they know that everyone -- young, old, healthy, sick -- feels better when they share a laugh.

Many of our volunteers spend time with Hospice patients, visiting them at home, in the nursing home or hospital, providing companionship and helping out as any friend or neighbor would. They sit and talk, run errands or sometimes prepare light meals.

Other volunteers help Hospice staff members by making bereavement calls, doing office work or by helping plan and organize fundraising events.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The Community Hospice445 New Karner RoadAlbany, NY 12205

(42.73993,-73.84077)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Care
  • Elder care
  • Music Arts
  • Administrative Support
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one to three hours per week
  • two continuing education sessions per year

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