Companionship Volunteer for Hospice Patients & Families

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ORGANIZATION: Gentiva Hospice Harrisonburg

Companionship volunteers are needed to visit with and enrich the quality of life for a patient with a life-shortening diagnosis who is receiving hospice care. This program, with adequate training, allows volunteers to be matched one on one with a patient. The volunteer will be able to have his/her autonomy to choose various ways to offer kindness through companionship, which may include general dialogue, reading, sharing musical talents, and at times just simply holding their hand. The volunteer can also set their own schedule that is convenient for both parties. Typically, a volunteer would make a companionship visit 2-4 times monthly from approx. 30 minutes to a couple of hours. Additionally, visits could involve helping the family cope by offering respite time as the family member runs errands or running errands for them, helping with light housework or helping to prepare meals. Whether you are retired, a student needing volunteer hours, or just want to make a difference for others, this is an extremely meaningful and rewarding way to contribute to your community.

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About Gentiva Hospice Harrisonburg

Location:

420 Neff Ave Suite #110, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, US

Mission Statement

Gentiva is a family of hospice care providers focused on clinical excellence with compassion and dignity when life matters most.

Description

The mission of Geniva family of hospice care providers is to honor life and offer compassion to individuals and their families when facing a life-limiting illness. We are committed to clinical excellence with dignity when life matters most. Hospice care helps patients and families make the most of the days that remain. Our care teams specialize in pain and symptom management, as well as emotional and spiritual support for the patient and family. An individualized plan of care is developed for each patient based on comfort care measures and the wishes of the patient and family.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Mount Sidney, VA 24467

(38.25735,-78.95947)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, 2-4 times monthly.

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