Hospice volunteers needed by VITAS

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care is looking for volunteers in Bristol.

VITAS volunteers give their time to terminally ill patients and their caregivers. All VITAS volunteers receive training in end-of-life-care. In orientation classes, they are trained in listening skills, family dynamics and the right words to say to patients and their loved ones at the end of life. After completing the class, volunteers may provide respite for caregivers, offer companionship for the patient, participate in devotional readings and spiritual care and help in small but meaningful ways. They work in private homes, nursing homes who partner with VITAS or at our In-Patient Hospice Care Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital. Assignments and schedules are made according to the volunteer’s preferences and location.

There is a need for hospice volunteers in the Connecticut service area.

For more information or to attend an orientation class, contact Karen Hale, volunteer services manager, at karen.hale@vitas.com or 800-755-6710 x 3127 or (203)437-3127.