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ORGANIZATION: Bristol Hospice Fall River

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Bristol Hospice is seeking Volunteers in the Wareham, Marion, Fairhaven and New Bedford area to provide supportive companionship visits to our patients in your community. We are growing quickly and we now have patients in your neighborhood.

Bristol Hospice relies on volunteers to provide an array of support services to our patients and their families. Hospice Volunteers gain great personal satisfaction in knowing they made an impact in someone's life. Hospice volunteers enhance the daily lives of our patients in many ways. Some examples are providing companionship and a comforting and supportive presence during the final weeks, days and hours of life. Volunteers can provide respite time for caregivers. Sometimes just playing music, reading aloud, enjoying a sunny day or watching a movie can make an enormous difference in a patient's day. The volunteer gives patients a moment of normalcy in the midst of what otherwise be a stressful time.

At present our patients are located in their homes, Assisted Livings and Long Term Care facilities.

We also participate in the We Honor Vets program and would love to provide 1:1 veterans companionship

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About Bristol Hospice Fall River

Location:

275 Martine Street, Fall River, MA 02723, US

Mission Statement

Bristol 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 patient changes. Nurses, social workers, home health aides, volunteers, bereavement counselors, chaplains, hospice physicians and management of Bristol Hospice provide a dynamic, holistic interdisciplinary team to serve the patient, family, caregiver and significant other. The Bristol Hospice team will continuously strive to meet and exceed the unique and very individualized spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the patient during the dying process; continuing through the bereavement period that follows the passing of a loved one.

Description

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities include: Companion Volunteers (simply spending time with the patient. Also helping families with errands, household chores, shopping, transportation, etc.); Vigil Volunteers (be a comforting presence during the last days of patients lives); Specialty Volunteers (Pet Therapy/Massage Therapy, REIKI practitioners, Musicians, etc.); Office Volunteers (practical healthcare experience/resume building! Filing, organizing, data entry, mailings and other office tasks) Call 774-379-7232 for more info

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

(41.74538,-70.61809)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We request that you commit to 1-2 hours per week. We are very flexible and will work with you and your schedule.
  • License and access to reliable transportation, we provide 10 1/2 hours of on line training, orientation, TB test

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