Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities | Community Nurse & Hospice CareCommunity Nurse Home Care holds bi-annual Hospice Volunteer trainings.

Learn the tools to provide compassionate care for a family facing a terminal illness..

All are welcome to attend. There is a special need for Portuguese speaking volunteers and those willing to visit in the Fall River area.

For more information, upcoming training dates and registration, please contact Cecile Sanders, Community Nurse Home Care Volunteer Manager, by phone at (508) 717-0754 or by email at csanders@communitynurse.com.

Volunteers are vital to our organization and mean so very much to our patients and their families. Won’t you consider joining our community as a volunteer? We know you will find it a rewarding experience.

We are always in need of support and there are many different areas with which volunteers can help with. Our primary need is the Direct Care Volunteer, who works directly with our hospice patients and their family. No medical background is necessary. There is a special need for Portuguese speaking volunteers and those willing to visit in the Fall River area.

Direct Care Hospice Volunteers are needed to offer a special kind of care designed to support patients and their family members coping with terminal illness. The volunteer stays with the hospice patient relieving the caregiver or family member for short periods of time (usually 2-3 hours at a time). If you are interested in becoming a Direct Care Volunteer, you are required to participate in a 16 hour training session. During these training sessions you will be introduced to what hospice is all about; its history and its place in our healthcare system today. Other subjects that we will go over are Family Dynamics, Death, Grief and Bereavement, Understanding the Diseases, Care/Comfort Measures, Communication Skills, and Spirituality.

Additional help is needed with administrative work in the main office, on special projects, for the Memorial Service, fundraising, etc. This is the role of the Indirect Volunteer.

For more information and registration, please contact Cecile Sanders, Community Nurse Home Care’s Volunteer Manager, by phone at (508) 717-0754 or by email at csanders@communitynurse.com.

Meet Bob, Pet Therapy VolunteerBob | Volunteer | Community Nurse & Hospice Care

Bob is an active three year old golden doodle, who currently resides in Rochester with his human Ann. His days are spent engaged in his favorite past times, walks in the woods, playing with his feline companion Lucky, and munching his favorite dog food Beneful (and the occasional burger).  

However Bob’s real passion is visiting the patients of Community Nurse, and spreading cheer. He enjoys visiting patients where ever they are. He especially enjoys going to visit hospice patients in the nursing home. He is regularly walked by his CNHC friends and is introduced around the floors, making new friends wherever he goes. 

Bob holds his “good citizenship” credential and is continuing his education this spring. He attends classes every Tuesday to obtain his formal pet therapy degree.