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Hospice Volunteers Needed: Bristol Homecare and Hospice Agency

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ORGANIZATION: Bristol Health

  • 11 people are interested
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Bristol Home Care and Hospice Agency (BHCHA), serves residents of Bristol and all 12 surrounding towns.

We wonder if you are one who has good people skills and is willing use these to benefit hospice patients. If that’s you, please continue to read.

BHCHA is looking for adults who like helping others by being an attentive listener, a person who easily engages with others and meets them "where they’re at," knows when to remain silent and is comfortably able to "just be" with another.

Previous personal experience as a family member of a hospice patient is not required, yet is often what brings successful and excellent volunteers to choose this invaluable role of Hospice Volunteer.

Frequently, creative, out-of-the box thinkers (and intuitives) are successful in this volunteer role.

Some volunteers know that this specialty form of volunteering, hospice volunteering , needs to be part of their commitment to their community.

Hospice volunteers come with a breadth of lived experiences, interests, and skills and are willing to use these unique parts of themselves in helping hospice patients and their family. Currently, useful and needed abilities include: can effectively communicate in a language in addition to English; has a healthy sense of humor, a keen interest in sports, is a veteran, loves gardening, appreciates the arts in many forms, rides or has ridden motorcycles, is a talented repairperson. The value is that all of these abilities do not need to be found in one human. All are needed and whatever you bring, that’s perfectly enough!

Patient Care Volunteers offer patients companionship, a calming presence and conversation with patients and families. Complementary Therapy Volunteers (who are licensed or certified in their specific area) provide REIKI or Massage. Administrative Care Volunteers help with mailings, filing, or special projects during office hours (8:00 - 4:30).


For more information about our program or to secure an application please visit our website at:

https://www.bristolhealth.org/Why-Bristol-Health/Careers/Volunteer

volunteerteam@bristolhospital.org

Looking forward to hearing from you!



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About Bristol Health

Location:

41 Brewster Rd, BRISTOL, CT 06010, US

Mission Statement

---Our Mission, Vision & Values--- Mission: Caring today for your tomorrow Vision: Advancing the health of our community by providing integrated, innovative and individualized care. Values: Care, Accountability, Respect, Empathy Everything we do at Bristol Health is guided by our mission, vision and values. From our internal policies and procedures to clinical care, patient experience to community trust, from how we communicate with the public to our partnerships with other organizations. Just as we abide by our mission, vision and values, we invite our partners, vendors, suppliers and supporters to also abide by these simple yet achievable goals.

Description

Sharing your compassion, talents and expertise is what makes becoming a volunteer at Bristol Health is a rewarding experience. Our volunteers are an integral part of operations and help to create a comforting environment for our patients and families. Wherever volunteers or Interns serve, their extraordinarily generous donation of time and service is vital to Bristol Health’s success, and helps make the hospital a very special place.

CAUSE AREAS

Faith-Based
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Faith-Based, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

near your home or office41 Brewster RdBRISTOLBRISTOL, CT 06010

(41.67641,-72.93562)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible: Averaging 2-4 hours per week

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