Home Nursing seeks volunteers for Family Hospice Program

Home Nursing Agency is seeking individuals who have a desire to help others to serve as volunteers in the Family Hospice Program.

Volunteers are an essential part of Family Hospice, which serves patients with life-limiting illnesses their caregivers.

Family Hospice volunteers have the unique opportunity and privilege to support patients and their families through a significant and inevitable season of life.

Hospice volunteers make an impact in various ways: visiting with patients, providing relief for caregivers, assisting with office work, making weekly phone calls, supporting grieving family members and more.

Volunteer involvement is tailored to the volunteer’s individual skills, desires and schedule.

“Hospice volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team,” said volunteer coordinator Catherine Zimmerman.

“Their unique role of companioning someone during their end-of-life journey while allowing a family member to take a break is a small deed but a powerful gesture. Volunteers are silent angels, giving of their time, skills, and compassionate hearts. Their simple acts of kindness are always seen and felt by patients and families they serve.”

Volunteers are good listeners who display flexibility, understanding and empathy. The time commitment for a volunteer can vary from several times per month to weekly.

Locations also vary, as volunteers may help in patients’ homes, provide clerical assistance at the local Home Nursing Agency offices or do work from their own homes. There are differing volunteer needs to match the strength and availability of volunteers.

As part of the Home Nursing Agency team, Family Hospice volunteers receive mileage reimbursement, free flu shots and some other benefits. Individualized training is provided for new volunteers.

For more information or to apply, visit www.homenursingagency.com or contact Zimmerman at 947-7111.

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