August 18, 2022

Granite VNA Seeks Hospice Volunteers

Including In-home Volunteers for Companionship/Respite in Franklin, Northfield and surrounding towns, Volunteers for Companionship in area facilities especially Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen.

Granite VNA is seeking volunteers for companionship and respite, as well as Reiki/Massage Therapists and hair stylists, to offer support to hospice patients especially in the Franklin/Northfield and surrounding towns.

The next eight-week training session is a combination of virtual and in-person meetings and will begin on Wednesdays starting September 14.  In person training will be offered in Franklin at a location to be determined. Participants have the option of completing a portion of the training online. Others can join in person Wednesdays from 4 - 6 p.m. There will also be required in person trainings for everyone from 6 - 8 p.m. on select Wednesday evenings.

Hospice volunteers assist with:

- Offering caregiver respite
- Reading to hospice patients
- Holding a hand and lending a listening ear
- Running errands for hospice patients
- Providing pet therapy, music therapy, and therapeutic arts
- Giving Reiki, Massage, or Therapeutic Touch
- Assisting staff with office work (e.g. filings, mailings)
- Facilitating grief support groups

For more information and the link to apply online please call Lisa Challender at (603) 224-4093, ext. 82826 or e-mail lisa.challender@granitevna.org The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, August 31.