Volunteer Helping Hands

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CaringMatters

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Volunteer Helping Hands

Volunteer Helpings Hands, CaringMatters patient and family program, offers short-term, practical, social and emotional support for people of all ages with a serious illness and no reasonable prospect of a cure. We are a non-medical hospice. Volunteers will receive comprehensive training and ongoing support. CaringMatters carefully matches the needs of the patients and families with the appropriate caregiver. Following training, volunteers will provide non-medical care such as transportation, running errands, respite care or simply lending a sympathetic ear. Visit https://www.caringmatters.org/program-volunteer-training for more information.

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About CaringMatters

Location:

518 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone. CaringMatters envisions a community that accepts death as a part of life; where the processes of dying and grieving are embraced without stigma; where everyone has access to support services without charge; and where no one dies or grieves without support.

Description

CaringMatters community outreach is provided by a network of trained and screened volunteers and staff who respond to the needs of families facing a terminal illness or grieving the death of a family member or loved one.

We provide personal, compassionate and practical non-medical support to any adult or child during this difficult time. All CaringMatters services are provided to all patients and family members free of charge.

CaringMatters strives to develop and maintain a viable, transparent and responsible non-profit, volunteer-driven organization funded solely by donations and grants from our caring partners.

Other programs offered by CaringMatters include:

Adult bereavement peer-support groups, facilitated by trained volunteers, to adults in Montgomery County who have lost a loved one.

Good grief clubs are offered in Montgomery County Public Schools grades K through 12 for children to receive bereavement support to help cope with life's unfairness.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

518 S. Frederick AvenueGaithersburgGaithersburg, MD 20877

(39.13335,-77.19289)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Mental Health
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 4 hours per week after initial 3-day training workshop.

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