Looking for Memory Catchers
Bayada Hospice is looking for volunteers for our Memory Catcher Program which captures the life stories of our hospice patients. Each volunteer will meet with a hospice patient several times to gather material to create some kind of framework for understanding and enjoying past experiences - written work, video recording, audio recording, PowerPoint with narration or music, art project, word cloud, or some combination of these elements. The final product will be whatever seems appropriate based on the preferences, abilities, and creativity of the patient and volunteer.
It's hard to say exactly how often the volunteer will meet with the patient as it will depend on the individuals involved. It may be that some family members will want to participate in this project as well - provide photos, story cues, etc. It may be that the volunteer will "interview" the patient - we have interview questions that can be used to start the conversation. It may be that the patient will tell their story without prompting. We don’t have a set formula for how this will work and expect to figure it out as we go along.
If the hospice patient is a veteran, the volunteer may want to consider being part of the Veterans History Project through the Library of Congress. Here is a link to information about participating in the Veterans History Project: https://www.loc.gov/vets/kit.html
Our application process includes an interview, background checks, and training, plus volunteers receive ongoing support and recognition from our staff. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Beverly Hill, Volunteer Coordinator, at 802-448-1610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About BAYADA Hospice
2517 Shelburne Road, Suite 1, Shelburne, VT 05482, US
BAYADA Hospice provides the highest quality end-of-life care so our patients can remain at home with comfort, grace, and dignity. With a variety of care and comfort services delivered through an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals and volunteers, the goal of hospice is to support a patient’s quality of life. Families coping with significant illness and end-of-life challenges need help and support while caring for a family member. Our goal at BAYADA is to provide the highest quality home health care services available. We believe our clients and their families deserve hospice care delivered with compassion, excellence, and reliability, our BAYADA core values.
BAYADA Hospice of Burlington, VT is looking for compassionate, caring individuals to provide companionship and support to our patients and their families.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Making friendly visits
- Light meal preparation
- Giving emotional support
- Playing games
- Providing a hand to hold and a warm heart
- Office administration
- Routine errands
- Journal writing
- Reading to a patient
- Light housekeeping
Why volunteer with BAYADA Hospice?
- Become involved in your community
- Make a difference in the lives of others
- Be part of a caring and compassionate team of hospice professionals
- Participate in free training and support
- Add to your professional development