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Hospice Volunteers Needed

Hebrew Health Hospice in West Hartford is seeking individuals interested in joining the agency’s team of hospice volunteers, who provide companionship to patients, while supporting caregivers and their families.

The help that hospice volunteers offer varies from patient to patient: Some patients are soothed simply by having their hands held, while others may long for someone to listen to their stories and memories. Many volunteers have a specialized skill that enhances the life of our patients: Pet therapists, massage/Reiki specialists, multi-lingual individuals, artists, and painters volunteer their time to improve our patients’ outlook. If you have a special gift you would like to share with a hospice patient, you may be a perfect candidate for the hospice volunteer program. Volunteers visit with patients any place they call home – e.g., an assisted living facility, skilled nursing facility, independent living community, private home, or hospital.

Hebrew Health Hospice volunteers must complete 16 hours of orientation training and attend 12 additional hours per year of in-service continuing education. These educational requirements are essential for those who volunteer to understand the importance of enriching the lives of those on hospice.

 

For more information or to sign up, contact Pam Gordon at (860) 929-7921 or pgordon@hebrewhealthcare.org.

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