Hospice Patient/Family Support Volunteer

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Holy Redeemer Hospice - Mercer County

  • 2 people are interested
Holding Hands

Hospice Volunteering is about helping. The families we serve are going through a change as their loved one is dying. Through this upheaval, Hospice Volunteers provide companionship, to those who need to be heard and comforted, and respite support, to caregivers who need a break, to get caught up on errands, or just to have time to themselves. Sometimes, if you have a skill, like Massage Therapy, Aroma Therapy, or energy work, you can assist in that way, too. Or maybe you sing or play guitar, offering patients and families a private concert can be what they need to get through the chaos around them.

Hospice Volunteering is a commitment. Many various scenarios of helping can be arranged to accommodate a Volunteer's busy schedule, but once involved with a family, we want to be consistent, or do more, not less. Also, there are many requirements (like health & background checks) to become, and maintain (like on-going education), active Hospice Volunteer status.

Initially, all Hospice Volunteers need to complete a training program. A training is beginning on June 24th, 2019, and then there will be another scheduled program in the fall of 2019.

An Introductory Packet, that will have more details about becoming a Hospice Volunteer, is available on request. If you believe that you can be a calming and positive presence to terminally ill patients, and their family members, please consider giving back in this way.

1 More opportunity with Holy Redeemer Hospice - Mercer County

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

throughout Mercer County, especially in Ewing,Lawrenceville, Pennington, Trenton, our office is2 South Gold Drive, Suite BHamilton, NJ 08691

(40.21555,-74.6049)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We hope that you can give about 3 hours a week, but know that may not always be possible, so our goal is 6 hours a month.
  • A training program is required, as is a commitment for on-going education. For patient (& your) safety, we require a criminal background check, and various on-boarding health-checks and annual TB Testing.

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