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!Alto! Se Busca Voluntarios...

Constellation Health Services

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Los voluntarios son el núcleo de nuestra Organización, por poséan las cualidades especiales de un corazón amoroso y una llamada única a servir. Algunos han tenido experiencia personal de la pérdida, algunos traen habilidades profesionales o conocimientos especializados, pero la mayoría son personas comunes que quieren ayudar. Los voluntarios proveen cuidado compasión para la persona que enfrenta el final de la vida y de quienes los aman. Orientación y entrenamiento es proporcionada en inglés para cada voluntario. Queremos que usted se sienta seguro y competente. Creemos en un enfoque de equipo en todo lo que hacemos, por lo que nunca se sienta solo o compatible. Servimos a los pacientes donde su "hogar" este: casas de reposo, comunidades de retiro, o sus propias hogares. El Apoyo a pacientes y familiaresProporcionan del voluntario con visitas amablesleen, escriben cartas, comparten un interés personalofrezcan participacioń a la música, el arte, el teatroescuchen activamente y ser solidarios con sus temores y preocupacionesCrear un legado escrito para sus queridosofrezcan oraciones (y presencia silenciosa)ayuden en la recogida de medicamentos, recados y tareas Voluntariado El Duelo (formación adicional necesaria) escribir tarjetas de pésame, aniversarios importantes, eventos o llamadas telefónicas de apoyo. participación en grupos de Greif y Servicios y presentaciones en el dolor de la p`erdida. Los voluntarios deben tener 15 horas de formación obligatoria y hacer un compromiso de unas pocas horas por semana o por mes los voluntarios conocerán la historia del hospicio, los objetivos y la filosofía de la atención hospicio y el bienestar emocional y necesidades espirituales de los pacientes que se encuentren al final de la vida. Se desarrollan las habilidades de comunicación necesarias para consuelo y apoyo a los pacientes y familias. Porque pasan tiempo de calidad con los pacientes, dan información valiosa para el equipo entero que cuidan al paciente. Para ser voluntario, llame, Coordinador de Servicios de Voluntarios al (203) 497-3886, o visite www.constellationhs.com

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14 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851

Looking For Certified Pet Therapy Dogs To Join Our Growing Hospice

Constellation Health Services

Flexible times

Do you have a certified pet therapy dog? We are looking for canine good citizens to join our growing hospice program as a furry friend to our patients.If you have the passion, skills, and a heart full of love and would like to share your therapy dog with us we would love to meet you. Training is required for all handlers.1. Trained/certified through Therapy Dogs International or Pet Partners.2. Ability to communicate well with all people of diverse backgrounds and ages3. Able to respect confidentiality at all times.4. Comfortable with the death and dying process.5. Self-motivation, dependable and responsible.6. Able to work independently.7. Able to work in an ever-changing environment.8. Able to practice proper infection control.9. Able to maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries.10. Must be at least 18 years of age.Responsibilities1. Provide support to patients and caregivers.2. Provide friendly companionship to patients.3. Visit patients with therapy dog.Requirements1. Complete a volunteer application form, interview, background check, health screening, TB test or chest x-ray if history of BCG exists per hospice program policy and volunteer training.2. Provide proof of pet therapy training and documentation of dog's health records.3. Able to make a commitment of a few hours per month for one year.4. Maintains open communication with other team members, reporting events or changes in patient condition to the Volunteer Services Coordinator or other interdisciplinary team members.5. Records accurate, objective, timely documentation of volunteer activities.6. Completes mandatory in-services annually.7. Attends volunteer support meetings as needed.

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14 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851

Speak Spanish Fluently And Wish To Make A Difference? Become A Hospice Volunteer!

Constellation Health Services

Flexible times

Volunteers are the core of our organization, for they possess the special qualities of a loving heart and a unique call to serve. Some have had personal experience of loss, some bring professional skills or specialized expertise, but most are ordinary people who want to help. Volunteers provide caring compassion for both the person facing the end of life and those who love them. Orientation and training is provided in English for every volunteer. We want you to feel confident and competent. We believe in a team approach in all that we do, so you never feel alone or unsupported. We serve patients wherever "home" is: skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities or their own residences.Volunteers needed in Hartford, New Haven and Fairfield Counties. Patient and Family Support Volunteer. Provide friendly companion visits. Read aloud, write letters, share an interest. Provide gifts of music, art, scrapbooking. Actively listen and be supportive in hearing expressed fears and concerns. Create a written legacy for other loved ones. Offer prayers (and quiet presence). Assist in picking up medications, light errands, outdoor chores. Bereavement Volunteer (Additional training Needed) Writing sympathy cards, other significant anniversaries or events. Supportive telephone calls. Participation in Grief Groups and Remembrance Services. Community presentations in Grief. Volunteers must complete 15 hours of mandatory training and make a commitment of a few hours per week or per month. Volunteers will learn the history of hospice, the goals and philosophy of care, and the emotional and spiritual needs of patients at the end of life. They develop the communication skills necessary to comfort and support patients and families because they spend quality time with patients, they often give valuable feedback to the care team. To volunteer today, call Catharine Lloyd, Lead Volunteer Services Coordinator at (203) 497-3886, or email clloyd@constellationhs.com

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14 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851

Provide Companionship, Dignity, Respect And Comfort To A Hospice Patient

Constellation Health Services

Flexible times

What we are looking for: Myth: Hospice is a place. Myth: Hospice is for people who have no hope. Myth: Hospice is only for people with Cancer. Myth: Myth: Hospice is for people who have only a few days to live. Myth: Hospice requires family members and friends to be available to provide care.Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Joining the Constellation Hospice team is an incredible and rewarding experience. Our volunteers support the hospice mission in many capacities. The majority of our volunteers provide direct services to our clients, their families and caregivers by generously spending time in the home of someone who is living with a life-threatening illness.Hospice volunteers are a specialized group of 'professional volunteers’ who offer many things including companionship, a silent presence, emotional support and practical assistance to our clients, and short-term relief to client families and caregivers. Many practical and supportive tasks can make a significant difference to those who are living while they are dying.For some, volunteers bring normalcy to day-to-day life. From offering some warm companionship, reading stories or the local paper, talking about world events, to remembering past life experiences and the accomplishments that people have experienced...to name just a few. Many volunteers assist with life’s basic tasks such as organizing papers, writing letters or helping to make phone calls, to assisting with light household duties and shopping assistance. For many families and caregivers hospice volunteers offer much needed additional support, including respite relief and 'listening ears’.Constellation Hospice also has other specialized roles for volunteers who have other professional experiences and interests. Complimentary Therapy volunteers are registered practitioners with experience in Registered Massage Therapy, Reiki, Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch, Reflexology, Music or Expressive Arts Therapy; who are able to share their skills with our clients.We also offer a specialized training for volunteers to work within our Bereavement Support Programs. These volunteers work with bereaved individuals, families or groups. With the support of Constellation Hospice's volunteers, together with our professional staff, we assist hundreds of individuals and families/caregivers each year. Together we can make a difference, please consider joining our team.Due to the sensitive nature of our work, we are committed to ensuring that all volunteers are fully screened and trained prior to working directly with our clients. This process is extensive and requires a tremendous commitment to all that join our team. The process includes submitting an application, an interview, reference checks, a background check and 12+ hours of initial training. We also offer ongoing professional development opportunities, volunteer support and social activities throughout the year.

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14 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851

Looking For A Loving Heart And A Unique Call To Serve!

Constellation Health Services

Flexible times

Join our growing hospice and palliative care program serving Hartford, New Haven and Fairfield Counties!Orientation and Training is provided for every volunteer. We want you to feel confident and competent! We believe in a team approach in all that we do, so you never feel alone or unsupported. We serve patients wherever "home" is: skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities or their own homes.Program Support Volunteer (in the Hospice Office)* Assist with mailings* Copies/Packet Assembly* Filing* Special ProjectsPatient/Family Volunteer (wherever "home" may be)* Provide friendly companion visits* Read aloud, write letters, share an interest* Provide gifts of music, art, scrap booking (strong need for musicians)* Actively listen and be supportive in hearing expressed fears and concerns* Create a written legacy for other loved ones* Offer prayers* Assist in picking up medications, light clean up, outdoor choresBereavement Volunteer (requires additional training in bereavement)Volunteers learn the history of hospice, the goals and philosophy of care, and the emotional and spiritual needs of patients at the end of life. They develop the communication skills necessary to comfort and support patients and families and because they spend quality time with patients, they often give valuable feedback to the care team.*15 hours of training * Commitment of 2-4 hours/monthly.

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14 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851

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