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Preprofessional Opportunities

Hospice of New York

Details

Category: Volunteer
Type: Clinical
Location: Long Island City New York

Description

Hospice of NY is committed to the total care of the patient and family who is facing a life limiting illness. Through an interdisciplinary team of health care providers, the physical, emotional and spiritual needs are addressed in a holistic approach. Emphasis is on pain control and symptom management and is delivered in the home or in a long term care facility.

Volunteer Opportunities: Patient care volunteers provide companionship to the patient and respite care to the caregiver. They help by making friendly visits, reading to patients, writing letters, running errands, sharing a quiet moment or just being there to listen.

Click here to find a hospice near you; contact them directly to discuss volunteer opportunities and training. Most hospice volunteer programs offer several opportunities to get involved: