Heartland Hospice Services
Bereavement Volunteers are called and trained to provide outreach to caregivers and family members who have recently experienced the loss of their loved one through death. Outreach involves making phone calls and/or supportive visits to those in grief, whom our hospice follows for at least thirteen months after their loss has occurred. Working closely with the Bereavement Coordinator, volunteers can also assist with a variety of other tasks and projects, including assembly of bereavement mailings and designing and facilitating major events, such as our annual Grief Camp & Celebration of Life Ceremony, and participating in community-based programs, such as grief & loss support groups and workshops.
These opportunities are available throughout Montgomery & Prince Georges' Counties.
Please review our website for further details by following the link below. An application for volunteering can also be downloaded there:
About Heartland Hospice Services
12304 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, US
The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patiients with a limited life expectancy, as well as support to their caregivers.
The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliatvive and specialized supportives cared designed to meet the physical, psychosocial, social and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers.
Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team utilizing an approach to the care delivered to patients either in their own home or extended care facility; working cooperatively with area health care providers and other community resources.
Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all whoare eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay.
Volunteers offer services in office settings, special projects, and direct patient care. Office volunteers provide filing, typing and other administrative support. They also answer phones, assist with workshops, inventory hospice supplies, assemble marketing materials and educational packets and file documentation.
Special project volunteers provide indirect support of patients with arts and crafts as well as other special activities. They make quilts, afghans, bibs, slippers, and lap robes. They create cards for holidays and special occasions. They also man health fair booths and assist with memorial services.
A majority of our volunteers provide direct patient care through friendly visits to homes and facilities. These volunteers provide companionship and emotional support to patients and families through visits, reading, relief sitting, letter writing, preparation of meals, grocery shopping, pet therapy, music and art.