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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 VolunteerHospice 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.

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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.

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If you’re thinking of becoming a volunteer for hospice, here’s why you should:

1. It is beneficial to one’s self. By volunteering, it allows you to improve your health and well-being.

2. It gives you a sense of self-worth. Volunteering allows you to do something for others that need your help. Without you, they wouldn’t receive the outcome. It can also reduce stress and boost your immune system.

3. It can help you make new friends. It gives you a chance to increase your circle and have more social interactions with others.

4. It gives you the chance to make a difference for others in your community. It creates bonds with individuals that share the same passion as yourself.

5. It can get absolutely fun. It is something to look forward to and it brings you happiness.

When death is close, friends and family sometimes pull away, afraid of what is happening and at a loss for what to say.

A hospice volunteer helps fill that gap by being a companion who understands the process of dying and provides compassion, comic relief, and conversation.
Because death is such a sensitive issue, hospice volunteers go through extensive training that teaches them the history of hospice, the goals, and philosophy of care, emergency procedures and what to expect during the stages of death.

The training helps volunteers develop the communication skills necessary to comfort and support patients and families and explains the emotional and spiritual needs of patients at the end of life.

Volunteering for hospice is great, it embodies a lot of experience that will leave you simply amazed.

Volunteering for hospice allows you to come to terms with your own mortality and promotes emotional and spiritual growth.

It allows you to feel like you’re making a difference. Which you indeed are.

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