Hospice Patient/Family Support Volunteer
2 people are interested
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
throughout Mercer County, especially in Ewing,Lawrenceville, Pennington, Trenton, our office is2 South Gold Drive, Suite BHamilton, NJ 08691
- Hospice Care
- Spiritual Healing
- Veteran Care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Social Work
- People 55+
- 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.