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Hospice Volunteers - Longwood Hospice

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ORGANIZATION: Longwood Hospice

  • 82 people are interested

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Volunteers are residents living in the areas where we serve. They include people who are retired and those currently working. They range in age from teens to senior citizens. People who want to volunteer for Hospice do not need special talents; they simply need to have the desire to "make a difference in people’s lives".

Making a Difference Hospice care is not about giving up ... it is about hope for people facing a life-limiting illness - hope of living their lives free from pain, without fear and in the company of family and friends. The emotional and spiritual support that Longwood Hospice provides to patients and their families is greatly enhanced by the help of our volunteers.

Volunteers are an invaluable part of our interdisciplinary team. They demonstrate a deep commitment to the Hospice philosophy and to their desire to help others.

What do Hospice volunteers do? Our volunteers assist patients and their families in a variety of ways, including:

- Reading
- Sitting quietly with a patient
- Playing music for a patient
- Administrative work in the Hospice office
- Assistance with errands, transportation and household chores

The most valuable skill a volunteer has is the ability to be a compassionate presence. Volunteers increase the quality of life by offering emotional support and companionship to patients and their families.

Why volunteer?
Hospice volunteers’ report they are motivated by the desire to give something back and soon find that the spiritual and emotional rewards they receive far outweigh the time and caring they contribute. Volunteers gain satisfaction by making a positive impact on the lives of others.

How do I become a volunteer?
There is a place for you as a Longwood Hospice volunteer. The rewards of sharing and caring are beyond measure. Call or email today to learn more about your place on the Hospice team. You can make a difference!

More opportunities with Longwood Hospice

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Longwood Hospice

Location:

637 Washington St, Ste 102, Brookline, MA 02446, US

Mission Statement

Longwood Hospice’s mission is to provide dignity and quality of life through death and beyond with compassion, passion and commitment. Focus of care is directed toward patient goals for the remainder of life and is adjusted and refocused as the condition of the patient changes. Nurses, social workers, home health aides, volunteers, bereavement counselors, chaplains, hospice physicians and management of Longwood Hospice provide a dynamic, holistic interdisciplinary team to serve the patient, family, caregiver and significant other which is recognized as the unit of care." The Longwood Hospice team will continuously strive to meet and exceed the unique and very individualized spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the "patient/unit of care" during the dying process, continuing through the bereavement (thirteen months) period that follows the death of the patient.

Description

Based out of Brookline, MA Longwood Hospice has been an active hospice service in the Boston area providing hospice services to those who need it. Our staff of highly qualified physicians, nurses, certified home health aids, social workers, clergy, and volunteers work in partnership with the patient, family, and their personal physician to make the final period of the life comfortable and peaceful.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Brookline, MA 02446

(42.34216,-71.12405)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Whatever time you can contribute and fit into your schedule! Whether it is for an hour a month or a few hours a week, any time that can be dedicated to the patients is valuable. Let us know what your schedule is like and we will always work with you.

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