Why do hospices have volunteers? When hospice care became a Medicare benefit in 1982, the law included specific provisions for hospice volunteers. This combination of trained professionals and a caring community is one of the things that makes hospice unique in healthcare.
Hospice volunteers are an important part of the hospice team at the Visiting Nurse Association of Hanover & Spring Grove. Volunteers fill a wide range of roles, from providing patient support to performing clerical tasks to ensure our patients and families are cared for. If you live in the area and are considering becoming a hospice volunteer, there are many different opportunities to choose from.
Benefits Of Hospice Volunteering
Hospice provides unparalleled support and presence during difficult situations. Being a volunteer allows you to contribute to a good cause and help make your community a better place. If a family member has ever received services through hospice, you can give back and make a difference in the lives of others by volunteering.
The rewards of volunteering with our Hospice Program can last a lifetime. The patients and families that you will connect with will enrich your life and your service will bring comfort to theirs. Volunteering cultivates purpose and value for you and our clients.
If you live in the Hanover area and want more information on how to become a volunteer, contact the VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove at (717) 637-1227 or toll-free at (800) 422-3197 or apply in person at 440 Madison Street. If you prefer, you can email us at email@example.com. We provide training and continued support for all of our volunteers.