NEW ORLEANS – The Compassus program serving New Orleans and the surrounding areas is currently seeking volunteers to provide comfort and support to patients and families in need of end-of-life care.
“Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Compassus,” said Pat Travasos, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – New Orleans. “Whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, each gesture – no matter how small – makes a meaningful impact on those we serve.”
The mission of Compassus is to provide the highest quality and compassionate hospice care. By addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs, Compassus enhances the quality of life of patients and their families. An integral part of the care team, volunteers are relied on to provide support, companionship and dignity to members of the community facing serious and life-limiting illness.
Volunteers can give their talents and time in many ways. All participants receive specialty training on many aspects of hospice care, and can choose to dedicate as little as two hours a month to as much as six hours a week.
For those interested in learning more about volunteering in hospice, please visit compassus.com or call (504) 834-1655.