Learn to make a profound difference in someone’s life! Come share your gifts, your heart, and your time. You will be appreciated and supported - you will find you get back even more than you give! At the end of a comprehensive training period, you will receive a certificate and become part of a very special care team - ordinary people making an extraordinary difference!
We need volunteers in a number of areas, including:
Patient companionship and family support- this takes place in people's homes, as well as nursing homes; this can include volunteers with specialized skills, such as pet therapy, Reiki, hairdresser, etc.
Veteran to Veteran visits - also in people’s homes, as well as nursing homes.
MVH Singers- a trained group who visits patients to sing softly at bedside.
Keepsake Program- Share your creative side! We need volunteers who can sew, use clothing from someone who has passed and make keepsake teddy bears or pillows from the material. Very popular with families.
Our volunteers must complete volunteer training. We also ask that people are not actively grieving a loss. Training uses lectures, real life stories and interactive exercises so you will learn how to provide practical, meaningful help and emotional support to those with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Our York Hospital Hospice area includes the following Towns: Kittery, Elliot, York, Berwick, South Berwick, North Berwick, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Arundel, Biddeford, Dayton, Lyman, Alfred, Sanford, Lebanon, Acton, Shapleigh, Waterboro.
Mission:Our mission is to create and deliver innovative and responsive community health programs which provide effective and compassionate care.
Merrimack Valley Hospice, the leader in hospice care, provides comfort care and palliative services to patients facing life-limiting illnesses. Whether patients are at home, in a hospital, a long-term care facility, an assisted living facility, or in the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, our expert staff offer physical, spiritual and emotional care specific to those nearing the end-of-life. Bereavement support and counseling is also offered to families and loved ones. Hospice care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of medical directors, nurses, therapists, counselors, chaplains, hospice aides, and volunteers. Together, they provide the highest quality care with compassion and commitment to patients and families.
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We'll work with your schedule.
At nursing homes and private homes127 Long Sands RoadSuite 12York, ME03909