News / Looking to help? Visiting Nurses has a wide range of opportunities.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Visiting Nurses Association is need of volunteers for several opportunities. All volunteer positions require individuals who are caring, flexible and comfortable working with seniors. Volunteers work directly with hospice patients in home settings or care facilities by providing direct support and companionship to them through their hospice experience. No medical knowledge is required, but mandatory hospice training will be provided, and a minimum one year of service is required of all Hospice Patient Companions. If you’re a dog lover, consider working with Barney, the therapeutic companion dog who loves to visit nursing home patients. The Canine Companion volunteer is needed to take Barney on once-weekly visits to Brandon Woods on Monday or Friday. Volunteer massage therapists are also needed for one-time or regular once-weekly massage visits with hospice clients. Adequate training and experience in massage therapy is needed, as well as comfort working around patients’ physical restrictions and understanding of contraindications. For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Sarah Rooney at 785-843-3738 or firstname.lastname@example.org