Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking compassionate volunteers throughout the Atlanta area to provide comfort, companionship and a helping hand to terminally ill patients and their families in their homes, in assisted-living facilities and nursing facilities.
In recognition of Veterans Day, Crossroads is offering a special invitation to those who have served in the military to volunteer and share their unique life experiences and help address the needs of hospice patients who are veterans.
“For members of the armed forces and their loved ones, there are special opportunities to connect with veterans, whether you’re an ROTC cadet just beginning your journey, an active member of the military, a veteran who has served in Vietnam or the Gulf War alongside many of our patients, or the wife of a soldier looking for ways to show your support,” said Katie Mailloux, volunteer coordinator in Crossroads’ Atlanta office.
Volunteers are also welcome to help Crossroads staff in the office, including planning a “Gift of a Day,” which asks a patient to describe a perfect day and then makes it a reality.
“We call our volunteers ‘Ultimate Givers’ because they selflessly give love and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families,” Mailloux said. “Just being a friendly voice or giving caregivers a much-needed break makes a world of difference. Best of all, our volunteers often gain as much as they give — new relationships, new skills and great satisfaction.”
Volunteers can donate as little as 45 minutes per week and share their favorite activities like reading, card games, playing music, or arts and crafts. Student volunteers are also welcome; they must be 16 years or older.
When: Nov. 11
Where: Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, 1957 Lakeside Pkwy., Suite 500, Tucker, Ga., 30084
Contact: Katie Mailloux at (770) 270-9898; or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help bring Christmas joy to seniors
Family Life Restoration Center, is a non-profit organization dedicated to seeing families restored back to God’s original plan, operating as a fully functional unit. The center is in need of volunteers to serve seniors at their 12th Annual Precious Memories Christmas Celebration. This year about 20 servers are needed to make sure that the seniors are served with a spirit of excellence. Those interested can help decorate and set up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 13. Sign up for this event at http://signup.com/go/WdDTHJz. Those interested in singing, dancing or providing music can contact email@example.com.
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 15
Where: Family Life Restoration Center, 6328 Mableton Parkway Mableton
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