Patient/Family Support /Camden County NJ

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Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice

  • 46 people are interested

Samaritan is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency caring for people suffering from serious, progressive illness and grief.

Friendly visitors support our patients and their families' quality of life by providing a caring presence, companionship and socialization while providing the caregiver with a much-needed break.

Visits are required once a week for 2-4 hours in a patient’s home or long-term care facility.

Activities may include sitting quietly with a patient, reading, watching TV, sharing stories, playing cards and games, sharing military experiences, acting as a friend or neighbor. There is no hands-on care.

No prior experience or healthcare background needed. We will train and prepare you for this important role.

Please note: All who have experienced the loss of a significant family member or friend must wait one year from date of loss to begin the volunteer process.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • One-year commitment
  • Volunteer Orientation and Training
  • Medical Clearance:
    • Initial and annual Tuberculosis test (paid for by Samaritan)
    • Titers to check immunity for chicken pox, measles, and German measles (being immune not required to volunteer) (paid for by Samaritan)
    • Annual flu vaccine
    • Initial health screen
  • Ongoing: Monthly Documentation, Annual Education

We ask that all volunteers bring the following qualities to their work at Samaritan: good communication and listening skills, a non-judgmental attitude, reliability, flexibility, and compassion.

Thank you for considering spending your valuable time with Samaritan and we look forward to hearing from you!

19 More opportunities with Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice

Community Health & Medicine Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Camden CountyCherry Hill, NJ 08003

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week for 2-4 hours

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