Licensed Massaged Therapist Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: ECHO Hospice of Pennsylvania, LLC

Lend Your Healing Touch: Become a Hospice Massage Therapy Volunteer

Make a profound difference in the lives of hospice patients by becoming a Licensed Massage Therapy Volunteer. We provide comfort and support to patients and their families during their final stages of life, and your expertise can offer a unique form of relaxation and pain relief.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide on-site massage therapy sessions to patients in their homes or hospice facilities, following a pre-approved treatment plan.
  • Adapt massage techniques to individual needs and comfort levels, focusing on relaxation, pain management, and improved well-being.
  • Offer a calming and compassionate presence to patients and their families.
  • Collaborate with the hospice team to ensure the best possible care for patients.
  • Maintain documentation on your volunteer hours and mileage traveled.
  • Report to the Volunteer Coordinator regarding your scheduling and any questions or concerns.

Why You Matter:

  • Your massage therapy skills can significantly improve a patient's comfort and quality of life.
  • You'll bring a sense of peace and relaxation to those facing a difficult time.
  • This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity to use your skills for a compassionate purpose.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a licensed massage therapist in good standing with a current license to practice in the state.
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Compassionate, enthusiastic, and supportive
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with the hospice team.
  • Must have reliable transportation to reach patients' homes or hospice facilities.
  • Must be able to pass a background test and drug test
  • Must have valid driver's license and auto insurance
  • Bilingual a plus

Special Requirements:

  • As a hospice massage therapist volunteer, you will be required to perform some physical tasks. These may include:
    • Medium lifting to assist patients with positioning on a massage table.
    • Stooping, bending, and reaching to access different areas of the body during massage.
    • Long periods of sitting or standing during patient consultations and massage sessions.

Ready to Share Your Gift of Healing?

Contact us today to learn more about becoming a Hospice Massage Therapy Volunteer.

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About ECHO Hospice of Pennsylvania, LLC

Location:

417 N 8th Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19123, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Echo Hospice is to bring hope, support and life enriching care to those who face life's end. "Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. Radiate and give love and compassion, and love and compassion will return to you."

Description

Volunteers play a vital role in hospice care. They can provide companionship and help with activities that may enhance quality of life while bringing true joy to patients facing terminal illnesses. Volunteers are important and may help ease the burdens associated with end-of-life care for families and loved ones. While Volunteers provide companionship to patients, they can be of great support to their families. We also have other volunteer opportunities available in our programs such as, our Expressions Art Therapy, Pawsitive Pals Pet Therapy, or Music Therapy.

"The world is hugged by the faithful arms of Volunteers"-Terri Guillemets

*No prior medical knowledge is necessary.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Community, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Philadelphia, PA 19123

(39.96445,-75.14578)
 

SKILLS

  • Massage Therapy
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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