Compassus is looking for those seeking an opportunity to aid individuals in their community that could use your support. If you are compassionate, patient, and genuine we could use your help in making someone’s end of life experience more pleasant. We service folks in their homes and at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). It is not for everyone, but those that do choose to participate typically find it highly rewarding.
We have many experiences to offer:
Tending, in presence, to someone 1 on 1 through reading, reminiscing, listening to music, talking about current events, going on a walk, hand massage, and other seemingly simple yet highly impactful activities.
You are able to bring your pet to patient homes or facilities so you can extend what they give you to all the rest. Certified Pet Therapy Animal, Updated Vaccinations, and Liability Insurance are all required.
Either playing in person or providing recordings we can play bedside, you can supply us with something that will engage and soothe.
Alliance of Neighbors Giving End-of-Life Support. In the final hours of someone’s life, sometimes there is a need for someone to sit and be a presence. This role fulfills that for patients and families with that request in 2-4 hour shifts.
Veterans or family members of someone who served are able to make direct connections with veterans on our service. Revisit and expand on the lasting comradery.
Office based support. You are able to compile charts, monitor data input, make patient/family phone calls, assist with general upkeep, help grow the volunteer program, and learn the backend of healthcare.
Internship ** Currently booked for Fall 2020; Spring 2021 Available **
College Students looking for volunteer/internship hours are welcome. A mix between administrative task, possible companionship, and shadowing our field team can bring you a sense of the industry. Chaplains, Social Workers, Nurses, Aids, and even Sales/Marketing students are encouraged, but anyone can benefit from the time spent.
Life Review (Video/Audio)
Upon patient or family request we will be trying to provide a recording, either through audio or video, of recollected stories and controlled reminiscing for prosperity.
TB (Tuberculosis) test, MMR Titer (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Immunity Profile), Hepatitis B Vaccine, and minor Health Screenings are provided
- Flexible Scheduling
- Choose your own location(s)
- Ongoing Education, Support, and Training
- A chance to connect directly with your community
- Participate and build upon something greater than your self
Each volunteer with Compassus is treated as a contingent worker. This means that there is an onboarding process: application, interview (phone or in-person), background check, health screening, orientation, and supervised visit. It seems like a lot, but it really is a smooth, easy going process.
We are actively recruiting in every county across New Jersey. There is an increased need in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties.
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Gregory Furman, at 609.251.7454 or Gregory.Furman@compassus.com for more details.