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Volunteer at Care Alternatives Hospice

Jun 03, 2013 05:09PM


Care Alternatives Hospice has volunteer openings for compassionate, empathetic individuals that want to enhance their lives by giving time to those in the community that are in need. Hospice volunteers play a crucial role in providing compassion and empathy by making friendly visits to a patient to read a book, play a board game or just hold their hand.

Care Alternatives also utilizes the gifts and talents of alternative practitioners, such as massage therapists, Reiki therapists, pet therapists and music therapists. Making crafts for patients and their families or supporting the office staff are other ways to get involved and support the hospice team.

Volunteers receive extensive training, focused on learning the philosophy of hospice care and understanding the responsibilities and duties of caring for patients and their families, covering the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of death and dying.

For more information about volunteering, contact Marina McGough at 215-542-2100. 

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