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Pediatric Palliative Care Volunteers Needed (PediPal)

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ORGANIZATION: Good Shepherd Community Care

  • 4 people are interested
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Pedi pal volunteers visit kiddos and their families in private homes, during hospital stays, or clinic visits, to read, play games or music, create art projects, and to provide a friendly and calming presence for patients and their families. Volunteers can also help with tutoring and with friendly visits and tutoring for the siblings of our pedi pal patients. Training starts at the end of April!

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • Companionship volunteers visit kiddos and their families in private homes, during hospital stays, or clinic visits, to read, play games or music, create art projects, and to provide a friendly and calming presence for patients and their families.
  • Volunteers may also shop, and run errands for families.
  • Certified massage, Reiki and Pet Therapy volunteers provide friendly visits to kiddos for their areas of specialization in patients’ private homes.

Pedi Pal volunteer work is tremendously rewarding and greatly appreciated by patients and families!

Comprehensive training is provided. We require a one year commitment of
approximately 2 hours (or more) of volunteering/ week. Weekdays or weekend visits are possible.

Interested? contact Karen Greenwood at Kgreenwood@gscommunitycare.org
or call (617) 969-6130.

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About Good Shepherd Community Care

Location:

160 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459, US

Mission Statement

Good Shepherd Community Care is dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality of care, support and education for those experiencing or anticipating serious illness and loss. Good Shepherd is committed to providing skilled, compassionate care to people with life limiting illnesses and their families, and to treating all people with dignity and respect and providing the support and resources necessary to sustain the highest quality of life possible.

Description

As one of the first hospices in the country, and the first in Massachusetts, we have been here - offering coordinated, professional community care since 1978. Good Shepherd is proud to offer a range of programs including Hospice, Pediatric Palliative Care and Community Palliative Care. Within our hospice program, we have specially trained professionals and volunteers in several multicultural programs: Caminos de Paz Latino Hospice Program, Krug Zaboty Russian Hospice Program, and 牧 愛 社 區 服 務, Chinese Hospice Program. We are LGBTQ-inclusive, are a Level 4 member of the We Honor Veterans Program, and are accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Newton, Watertown, Framingham,, Waltham, Somerville, NeedhamWellesley, Brookline, Natick, Westwood, DedhamNewton, MA 02459

(42.30282,-71.18644)
 

SKILLS

  • Children Medical Services
  • Massage Therapy
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours / every other week minimum. One year commitment.
  • Comprehensive training. Full vaccination and booster shot required. CORI check.

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