Patient/Family Support /Mercer County, NJ
50 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.
- 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!
We'll work with your schedule.
Mercer CountyTrenton, NJ 08619
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Once a week for 2-4 hours