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ORGANIZATION: Heartland Hospice of Northwestern Pennsylvania

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Offering your time and heart to a Hospice Patient is rewarding for both you and the patient. It enriches their quality of life and peace to them and their families.

We have patients from in Crawford, Mercer, Venango, and Erie County. With patients all over and in between. You can volunteer to offer companionship to patients; read a book, just talk, play games. Relief to the caregivers, light housework, light yard work, maybe even meal prepping. We also are looking for volunteers who would be willing to offer music, art, and other creative entertainment at the bedside. If you have a registered therapy pet, we can even offer pet visits. We are also in need of people who are willing to sit vigil with patients who are near the end of their life. This includes extra training and experience.

If you have a kind heart and are looking for meaningful ways to volunteer your time, this is the opportunity for you.

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About Heartland Hospice of Northwestern Pennsylvania

Location:

3871 E State St, Hermitage, PA 16137, US

Mission Statement

To provide exceptional care with empathy for our patient and their families so they may live with comfort, dignity and respect.

Description

Heartland Hospice volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help. Some interact directly with patients and families. Others prefer to work behind the scenes in the office setting. As a hospice volunteer, you become a valuable part of our care team and play a vital role in improving the quality of life for those in our care. There are so many ways to help; everything from spending time with a patient, running an errand, or doing light housekeeping to even providing invaluable administrative support. Contact us today and our hospice volunteer coordinator will help you find the best way to help.

THE TASKS OF VOLUNTEERS MAY INCLUDE:
  • Helping with office support tasks at the agency
  • Running errands for patients and families
  • Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest
  • Reading, or providing a comforting touch
  • Playing or singing soothing music to patients
  • Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours
  • Providing a friendly visit to lift a patient's spirits
  • Providing special veteran volunteer support to patients who are veterans

* We suggest volunteers wait a minimum of one year following the death of a loved one to volunteer. This allows adequate time to make appropriate adjustments after a significant personal loss.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Meadville, PA 16335

(41.64145,-80.15145)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that volunteers commit to at least 2 visits a month. We are very flexible in most situations.
  • We require a formal interview, training, background check, and references.

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