Become a hospice volunteer in
southERN new jersey
Enrich Your Life Beyond Measure
Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is a not-for-profit community-based organization that welcomes volunteers of all ages and talents.
In the 1960's the modern concept of hospice began as a volunteer movement. Although hospices have grown to include paid staff members from many disciplines, volunteers continue to play a heartfelt and integral role in the good work of hospice.
What do hospice volunteers do?
Samaritan offers diverse opportunities for individuals to share their time and talents, whether that’s in patients’ homes, in the office or out in the community. Whether it be running an errand for a hospice patient, reading to them, or simply sitting with them and listening, there are many different important activities you can perform as a hospice volunteer.
We do, however, maintain a one-year wait period after a significant loss before a person can begin volunteering.
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service
Hospice volunteer work description
Did you know that when you volunteer to help others, you increase your own odds of living a healthier, longer, more satisfying life? But what are the other benefits of being a hospice volunteer?
The United Way states hospice volunteering can help you:
- Enhance your college application or résumé
- Express gratitude for help you had previously received from an organization
- Demonstrate to others that you are enthusiastic, ambitious, and care about the community
- Make a difference in a person’s life right here in South NJ
- Gain valuable work experience
- Build self-esteem and self-confidence
- Improve your own health by helping others
- Meet new people
- Make important networking contacts
- Acquire or develop new skills
- Teach your existing skills to others
- Feel needed and valued
- Improve the likelihood that children will volunteer as an adult
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