Date: OngoingOrganized By: Interim Hospice
State: MNContact: email@example.com
Vigil Volunteers are needed to provide our patients and their caregivers/family with support during their final hours. Volunteers may provide companionship by simply being present with the patient who is dying or by providing support to family members who need a break from the bedside of their loved one. What does a Vigil Volunteer provide to a patient and families:
- Answer the phone or door if needed
- Rub their back or shoulders
- Run an errand if needed
- Look at family photos
- Talk about their loved one
- Remember each family is different. Just be there for them and take your cues from them. There is no formula that will work every time.
A Vigil Volunteer is different than a respite volunteer because this service is offered in the last hours of life and is for a short duration of time.
Skill Desired: Medical/Health
Matching Interests: Indoors
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR