Heartland Hospice is looking for dedicated, caring volunteers with an interest in providing grief support to grieving family members in Southern New Jersey.

Grief is a journey and not an event. The process is experienced uniquely by each individual. Heartland Hospice is committed to supporting family and friends during this journey of grief and loss.

Heartland Hospice bereavement volunteers make supportive phone calls, coordinate and participates in support groups, grief seminars, and memorial services, and well as provide clerical support for newsletter mailings and other community resources.

Heartland volunteers serve patients and their families in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean counties. Your volunteer service is based on your choice of commitment.

Visitor volunteers are also needed to provide support, companionship and practical, compassionate help. Some interact directly with patients and families. Others prefer to work behind the scenes in the office setting.

As a volunteer, you help determine which tasks you’re best suited to perform. The tasks of volunteers include:

Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours, helping with office support tasks at the agency, staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest, reading, playing or singing soothing music to patient, providing a friendly visit to lift a patient's spirits, and providing special veteran volunteer support to patients who are veterans. Certified pet visitors are also needed.

Volunteer training is offered throughout the year to fit each person's schedule.

Call the volunteer coordinator at 609-641-4675 for more information or to register for the next training session.

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