Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Volunteer at Heartland Hospice

Being seriously ill can be a frightening experience, but you have the opportunity to provide the simple gift of comfort to an individual facing the most life-threatening of illnesses.

Heartland Hospice invites you to share the end-of-life journey with a patient who has no friends or family members to support them. Volunteers hold vigil by visiting with patients as they near the end of their lives, ensuring that “no one dies alone”. This truly generous volunteer position is available to individuals who are at least 18 years old, and a very flexible schedule is available for volunteers who wish to serve on an on-call basis. A background check, TB test, training, and on-going support from the organization are provided.

“Heartland Hospice’s goal is the no one dies alone, vigil volunteers help the team by sitting with the patient until the nurse, Chaplain or family can get there or to be there because family can Not be there,” says Sandy Naas, Volunteer Coordinator.

To learn more about this volunteer opportunity or other opportunities within our community, please contact HandsOn West Central Ohio at (937) 548-8002, ext. 211, or visit HandsOn West Central Ohio, including Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, is a program of Council on Rural Services. This program receives funding from Darke County United Way, Corporation for National Service, Area Agency on Aging, PSA2, and the Darke County HOPE Foundation.

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