Mentoring a child supports our residents by continuing to develop appropriate relationships with adults, and keeping the youth connected to the community to which they will return. Mentors are matched one-on-one with a child from our program. Adults considering this opportunity must be able to volunteer at least one time per week for 2-4 hours…
Help coordinate fundraising activities, such as: Piggest Raffle, Macy’s Rewards, Shamrock Shuffle, Kroger Rewards and others as defined. Coordination includes working with the sponsoring organization to sign up COJ, communicating with COJ member’s details of participation, keeping track of participants, finalizing final tally, Manning COJ booths and/or tables as needed. Sending thank you letters to…
Facilitate support groups and/or programs, including preparing support group materials, assisting facilitators before, during, or after groups, etc. Training is provided by COJ Professionals. We focus on group dynamics and the various types of Grief. (1 year+ committment)
Help our facilitators understand their common objectives and assist them in achieving them. Hold regular meetings to educate enhance and enrich COJ programs to help the Bereaved.
You can make a difference in someone’s life by simply being present. You’ll provide support and companionship to patients and families by giving caregivers a short break.
Provide support in the office: filing, preparing mailings, computer input, answering the phones, special projects.
As a volunteer, you’ll visit, make phone calls, attend support groups, attend memorial services and send bereavement mailings.
Create one-of-a-kind Memory Bears from VITAS patients’ clothes to comfort the family.
Visit patients and families at home, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, inpatient hospice units. Pay a friendly visit; relieve a family caregiver for an afternoon out; accompany a patient to the beauty salon, grocery store or a social event; read aloud; listen to memories; walk the dog; be the high point of someone’s day.
Patients and families explore their creative side and express their feelings through the visual arts.