Do you feel called to support others? Consider being a Hospice Care volunteer. You’ll be part of a fellowship. You’ll reap the rewards of spirit that come with offering compassionate care to others.
When it became obvious my father was in the final months of his battle with cancer, we knew we would need the help of hospice. The respectful care, compassion and dignity that hospice provided for my father was amazing. They laughed with him, listened to his concerns and made sure he felt as comfortable as possible. More importantly, they valued him as a person and ensured that his transition was as he would want it. Not only did they care for him, but they helped me make peace with what was happening, and provided me with as much information as I wanted as to what to expect in the process. I had never realized how much hospice does to support a person and their family, and I was incredibly humbled by it. I knew that when I felt ready, I wanted to offer whatever help I could to support families who are going through this. Now I’m a hospice volunteer~ Joleen W.
Your main role as a volunteer will be patient and family support. Sometimes we need administrative, community outreach and fundraising support. Choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities to find what best fits your talents and schedule, so that you can best serve others.
Free, specialized training gives you confidence in your ability to help.
FREE HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM
- Tuesdays, 5 week Sessions (2-4pm and/or 4-6pm)
Next Session October 5th-November 2nd, 2-4pm via Zoom
This free program prepares you to help families who are caring for a loved one in their final stages of life. Most volunteers help 2-4 hours per month. Our hospice volunteers help in many ways including reading to clients, light housekeeping, walking the dog, or just relieving family caregivers to take a much needed break.
Other volunteers with Pemi-Baker Community Health sing and play instruments or visit with their therapy dogs. We notice a subtle shift in ourselves when we volunteer. We feel more connected to others, and we become less absorbed in the normal stresses of daily life. We share our experiences with others and want to help more. We volunteer because it makes a difference. Won’t you join us?
“The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others”-Anonymous
For more information or to register please contact Shannon Cassidy, Volunteer Coordinator 603-536-2232 or firstname.lastname@example.org