Gimme a Break!

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Agape Hospice

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We could all use a break from time to time! It's especially important for those who are taking care of others! They spend countless hours making meals, attending to medical needs, providing assistance for daily activities and improving the quality of life for other people. But what about their quality of life?

Studies show that those who are full-time caregivers for others often find themselves struggling with physical, mental and emotional stresses that they do not take care of. What if you could help?

Spending as little as three hours a week, you can help people get the well-deserved break they need! They can take this time to go for a walk, prepare a meal without interruption, read or run errands. Some caregivers may also take the time to have a date-night with their spouse, go to a social outing or attend church.

Your role as a volunteer would be to visit the family home and provide a presence for their loved one. Some times this means interacting with the person being cared for and some times it means sitting quietly and watching t.v. or reading until the caregiver returns. Mainly, you are there to ensure a safe and comforting environment, giving the caregiver confidence to step away and take a break.

Volunteers are expertly matched with the families in need. Things such as distance from volunteer's home, personality and interests are all taken into consideration when connecting a volunteer with a family.

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About Agape Hospice

Location:

2680 Elms Plantation Blvd, Ste. 101, North Charleston, SC 29406, US

Mission Statement

"Agape Hospice provides comprehensive end-of-life care to individuals and their families in a compassionate, faith-based, and dignified environment."

Description

Agapé Hospice is a faith-based company, and our values reflect the quality described in the 9 Fruits of the Spirit. These virtues guide the quality of the care we provide to patients and families and reflect the way we interact daily with our customers and our team members. Our works are an expression of who we are.

Our patients, families, community and team interact in an environment created through the virtues of:

LOVE, JOY, PEACE & PATIENCE

Our daily interaction is guided and reflected through the virtues of:

KINDNESS, GOODNESS, GENTLENESS, FAITHFULNESS AND SELF-CONTROL

Love A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another
Joy Emotion of great delight or happiness
Peace State of mutual harmony
Patience Ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance
Kindness Quality of being warmhearted, considerate, humane and compassionate
Goodness Moral Excellence
Gentleness Kindly, amiable
Faithfulness Strict or thorough in the performance of duty; true to one’s word, promises and vows
Self-Control Control or retraining of oneself or one’s actions or feelings

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

690 North BultmanSumter, SC 29150

(33.94147,-80.37257)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers have the option to volunteer as their schedule allows- once a week, once a month or only on occasion. On average, volunteers provide respite approximately four hours at a time. Daytime, evening and weekend hours available.

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