Are you a compassionate person who loves to provide companionship, provide a listening ear, and help someone smile? Consider being a hospice volunteer with the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Litchfield County. We are currently looking for volunteers in the Farmington Valley area.
Hospice volunteers visit people where they live: private homes, in assisted living, or a skilled nursing home. Volunteers provide companionship by visiting, holding a hand, reading, and taking people outside. Volunteers can play piano, do artwork, read books, provide music, and write poetry—simply be there with the person and help brighten their day.
The benefits of helping others are tremendous. Many of our volunteers say they are enriched and encouraged by their new friendships.
Volunteers are trained and undergo screening to ensure they are the right fit. There are opportunities available for volunteers to visit patients after hours. There is always a need for a comforting presence and companionship. Also, if you have a pet trained and certified in Pet Therapy, it would be an excellent addition to our hospice volunteer program and are loved by the patients.