Are you looking for a way to make a difference in someone’s life?
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that is meaningful? Then becoming a hospice volunteer may be great for you.
What is Hospice care?
Hospice care is end-of-life care. A team of health care professionals and volunteers provides the care needed. They give medical, psychological and spiritual support.
Hospice is specialized care for patients with less than six months to live.
The goal of the care is to guide terminally ill patients through the final stage of their lives without hastening or postponing death.
It helps people who are dying have peace, comfort, and dignity. The caregivers do their best to control the pain and other symptoms so a person can remain as alert and comfortable as possible.
Why you should become a Hospice Volunteer
Hospice volunteers provide different types of support, talents, amenities, and abilities to the patients and families they serve.
Some volunteers work directly with patient care, providing much-needed respite breaks to family members, running errands and lending emotional support and companionship.
Other hospice volunteers assist with fundraising efforts, special projects and clerical work that supports clinical services and patient care.