Hospice of Martha's Vineyard

Vineyard Haven, Tisbury, Ma 02568
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Our missionOur mission is to provide quality hospice and bereavement services without charge to all who are facing serious illness, grief and death. We provide personalized care at home, the hospital or extended care facilities and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their families.

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard

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Fund-Raising and Administrative Work

A volunteer with clerical skills can serve a hospice by helping in the office with simple administrative duties. Fundraising responsibilities can range from preparing mailings or thank you letters to organizing fundraising events and contacting possible donors.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays

Support for Patients

This can include visiting, reading, taking walks, writing letters, bringing in music, supervising visits with pets, even massage therapy for volunteers with the necessary skills.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Respite and Support for Family Members

Volunteers can assist with shopping or household maintenance, or allow family caregivers the opportunity to take care of necessary errands and get some time away from the house. Family members also appreciate a visit from a compassionate friend who understands what they are going through.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Child Care Assistance

This can include help with babysitting, picking up children from school or providing necessary transportation to club meetings or sporting events and practices. Volunteers have also made invaluable contributions with family pet care.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings
About usHospice of Martha’s Vineyard was founded in 1981. It is solely community-supported and strives to meet the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all who are facing advanced illness and loss. Our founding principle of providing all care at no cost without insurance reimbursement allows us to serve anyone in need with a life-limiting illness, regardless of treatment choices or prognosis.
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