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Bereavement Support Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Mary Washington Hospice

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This opportunity provides ongoing telephone support to bereaved caregivers and family members who have been identified by our bereavement counselors as appropriate. This position is perfect for someone who is looking for a weekly commitment and is comfortable speaking about grief. The ideal volunteer will be emotionally mature, have good listening skills, and must complete volunteer and bereavement training.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  1. Under the supervision of assigned staff provide regular contact by telephone during the year following the death as indicated in the bereavement plan of care.
  2. Informs bereaved about bereavement programs and resources in the community.
  3. Properly documents all contacts, visits, activities, and reports to the appropriate bereavement staff at regular intervals.
  4. Reports concerns to bereavement staff regarding special circumstances or situations.
  5. Respect the confidentiality of the patients, family members, and staff following all relevant procedures.
  6. Agree to a commitment as a bereavement volunteer for a period of one year.

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About Mary Washington Hospice

Location:

2300 Fall Hill Ave, Suite 401, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, US

Mission Statement

Mary Washington Healthcare exists to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.

Description

Mary Washington Hospice helps people live comfortably and with dignity. This allows the patient and family to have more meaningful days. We manage patients' pain and symptoms so they can more easily make decisions. We assist families in working through end-of-life logistics while grieving the illness and loss of a loved one.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2300 Fall Hill AveSuite 401Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(38.31224,-77.47243)
 

SKILLS

  • Bereavement Support

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours per week

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