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About the Institution
Hospice for Women is one of two projects available for volunteer work at this special home.
The place is intended as a home for older women. Their their families can no longer take care of them in their own homes and many have been abandoned by their families.
The Hospice is managed by a group of nuns who are in charge of maintaining and organizing the home, as well as hiring doctors to care for the elderly women.
Other projects that you fill find in this Home are:
Description of the Work
Depending on your knowledge and background, you may be able to assist with psychological support. If you do not have any medical background, you may help the nurses bathe the patients, tidy up the place, talk with patients, feed them, teach them arts and crafts, or help to take them out to enjoy the fresh air, etc.
You may also help to decorate their rooms, paint the rooms, work in the garden, or help in the kitchen if you wish. No matter what you do, it will be a great help.
Keep In Mind
You will have the opportunity to arrange your own timetable but you need to be punctual and dedicated to your work when you finally make an agreement with the center.
Also, keep in mind that due to the nature of the work, it may be difficult in the beginning. Remember that the staff is always willing to help and answer any of your questions.
What You Will Receive
- An introduction meeting where you will tour the institution, learn how the volunteer program works, and define your goals for the period you plan to work.
- Frequent follow ups
- A certificate at the end of your volunteer work period
Time: Minimum 2 weeks
Costs: $5 a week to support the purchase of food for the patients living at the institution.