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Hospice Patient Companion, Holy Redeemer Hospice, Runnemede, New Jersey


Organization: Holy Redeemer Hospice
Contact Name: Jane Elliott
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 150 E. Ninth Avenue
Runnemede, New Jersey  08078  
United States
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Service Area(s): Visitation/Pastoral Care, Social Services, Senior Ministry / Elder Care, Health and Medicine, Adult Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
0.0 per: Day
Number of Positions:
50
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
20
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position
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Description

Holy Redeemer Hospice is looking for caring volunteers to support hospice patients and their families on their hospice journey. Volunteers provide companionship to patients, engage them in life review. They offer respite to family caregivers to attend to other things while the volunteer is with the patient. Volunteers can choose to do light housekeeping and/or run errands for families, but are not required to do so. No personal care is required. Training is provided. Requirements: Volunteers must be compassionate and emotionally mature. Volunteers are required to undergo a criminal background check, health screenings, fraud risk assessment, two part tuberculosis test and complete the free training program. Volunteers must be able to work with the terminally ill; must have good listening skills; must be able to follow oral or written instructions; must be able to work independently within the confines of the assignment; must be dependable and responsible; must have own transportation.
Initially Posted: 02/20/2012
Last Updated: 02/06/2017