Opportunity Details

Hospice Volunteers

Organization:
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
Opportunity Categories:
Social Services
Time Commitment:
Weekday, Weekend
What we are looking for:
The satisfaction of making a difference in someone’s life; the fun of making new friends; the joy of helping a person who really needs you – and the gratification of being appreciated! These are just a few of the many reasons why people volunteer with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. The opportunities are as varied as your talents, abilities and interests. Our dedicated volunteers vary in age and experience and come from diverse backgrounds. And the time commitment is flexible. Hospice volunteers provide emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families with a focus on promoting quality of life so patients can spend meaningful time together with friends and loved ones in comfort with peace and dignity.   Regularly visit Hospice and Life Focus patients and/or their caregivers and family members to provide companionship to patients and respite to caregivers Provide transportation to medical appointments Assist with grocery shopping and other essential errands Facilitate reminiscences and life reviews for patients Assist grieving families through the bereavement process A 25 hour training course, application and clearance are required. Our next training class will be held in June. For more information, please contact  Laura Rundell, at 203-762-8958, ext 316 or lrundell@visitingnurse.net.   
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