Are you a good listener?
Do you enjoy meeting people?
Are you able to provide a comforting touch?
Do you enjoy making an immediate difference in someone's life?
If you answered "Yes" to any of theses questions, then this volunteer opportunity is for you!
We are a hospice program that provides services throughout the Hampton Roads Virginia area (Chesapeake, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Poquoson, and Williamsburg)
HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?
Trainee volunteers provide many different services:
Relief for the Family - So they can run errands, companionship when family cannot be there, and Respite Care.
Primary Caregiver - By sitting with the patience's, making phone calls, support for the patience and family.
Emotional Support - Active listening to the patient and family, holding the patient's hand when he/she needs it or by just being there when they need to talk.
Patient and Family Assistance - Running errands, helping with light housework, preparing a light meal.
VOLUNTEERS CAN ALSO COME INTO THE OFFICE AND DO OFFICE WORK:
Admission Packets - They put together the admission packets, making copies for the packets
Filing - Do some light filing of patient's paperwork for their files.
Please call Katrina Hassell at
Application, background check, training, office assistance by filing paperwork, answering phones, stuffing envelopes and assisting with bereavement newsletters and sympathy cards.
Parents and children are invited and encouraged to get involved.
No one has signed up yet, but you could be the first!