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ORGANIZATION: VHS Hospice Services of New Jersey

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VHS Hospice Services of NJ

We at VHS Hospice of NJ are looking for hospice volunteers to provide vital services such as:

  • Providing companionship and support to patients and their families
  • Office and clerical duties
  • Bereavement support
  • Additional therapeutic care such as Music, Pet, Art, & Reiki

Training: Volunteers are required to complete a free comprehensive training program designed to prepare them for working with families and patients, or completing administrative office support.

Additionally a great opportunity for students completing Internships, field placements, or volunteer service hours with hospice. Experience can be gained via working with patients in a companionship/support role as well as from hospice administrative functions. Training is provided in the field, office, and the majority done remotely at the volunteers own pace for completing online hospice training modules.

Please reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator, Ryan, to discuss applying.

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About VHS Hospice Services of New Jersey

Location:

3 Garret Mountain Plaza, Suite 400, Woodland Park, NJ 07424, US

Mission Statement

In the spirit of Hackensack Meridian Health and St. Joseph's Healthcare System, this innovative team is committed to provide exceptional healthcare in the home to the communities we serve. Guided by the Values set forth by our founders, the mission is to provide a full-spectrum of life-enhancing care, with compassion and healing and with a special concern for those who are poor, vulnerable, and underserved.

Description

VHS Hospice Services of NJ serves patients in Passaic, Bergen, and Hudson counties. We are an affiliate of Hackensack Meridian Health. Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals with life-limiting illness. Hospice care is provided in the home, hospital, or a facility setting. Volunteers provide companionship and respite by visiting patients and families, as well as office, clerical, and bereavement support. Companionship can entail reading to patients, watching TV, playing cards, or simply sitting with them for support. Office volunteers can complete clerical work such as filing and copying in our Totowa office location. Bereavement volunteers provide support through phone calls and letters. Volunteers have the option of partaking in any individual, or multiple types of volunteering. We provide all training prior to interested volunteers visiting patients.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Little Falls, NJ 07424

(40.88117,-74.21207)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers have the flexibility to choose the days and times they would like to visit patients or assist with office duties.
  • Volunteers are required to complete and application and background check, in addition to other onboarding paperwork. Following, volunteers are provided hospice workbook trainings to complete at home, prior to volunteering.

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