Volunteers give with their hearts.
Volunteers have a special place in our communities and especially at our agency. They give their time, talents and hearts to help keep our mission of ‘enhancing the quality of life of all we serve through comprehensive home and community health services’ moving forward.
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Hospice volunteers provide comfort and support to patients facing terminal illness, as well as respite and support to their families. Volunteer training covers the basic principles of hospice, understanding the special needs of patients and their families, effective communication, patient care, pain and symptom management, spiritual care giving, and understanding grief and loss. Hospice volunteers are trained in listening skills, family dynamics and in using appropriate words to comfort patients and their loved ones at the end of life.
After completing the class, volunteers can provide respite for caregivers, offer companionship for the patient, run errands and help families and patients in many meaningful ways. Community members are encouraged to join the VNA’s supportive and rewarding Hospice volunteer program where they can contribute their unique interests, skills, and talents.
Thank you for all you do.
At the Visiting Nurse & Hospice of the Southwest Region we have many needs for community support in the form of volunteering. We have those who volunteer with our hospice patients, fundraising committees, fundraising events, community clinics, administrative, board of directors and much more.