The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Great Plains Hospice provides support for patients, and their families, who have a terminal diagnosis so that they may remain at home and participate in life as fully as possible. Hospice volunteers may provide some of the following assistance:
Daytime, evening, weekend and overnight respite care
Companionship (visits, listen to concerns, play cards, read to the patient, provide music, or just simly be present and quiet)
Help with thank you notes, cards etc. (this is especially helpful after death)
Assistance with transfers ( to and from bed, recliner, wheelchair, bathroom)
Light housekeeping and yard assistance
Spiritual Support ( prayer, read scripture, deliver communion)
If you are interested in assisting a family in their time of need please contact the RSVP office at 535-6777.