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Volunteer Kapiti
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Do you enjoy meeting new people? Are you empathic and non-judgmental? We are looking for Community Companions to support people receiving palliative care in their own home so that they can remain in the community as long as possible. This role promotes and supports the quality of life for hospice patients who are living in their own home, as well as provide respite for carers to support their wellbeing. Some of the tasks may include: Being present even if the person does not want to talk or if they want to sleep Sitting with the person and talking Reading a book, article, letter or newspaper to the person Playing cards, board games, doing a jigsaw puzzle Supporting the person to do activity that is important to them

Full Role description available on request.