“No one should die alone… each human should
die with the sign of a loving face.”
The vision of a world in which every human being has another person near at the end of life is the inspiration behind “Compassionate Companioning at the End of Life” at Central Florida Health Alliance. Since 2009, this program has been running with a core of caring volunteers ready to keep vigil with patients who are dying and have no others attending to them.
At the Alliance, our team of volunteer compassionate companions includes employees, auxiliary members, and community members. All volunteers are required to participate in an orientation in which they learn the details of how the program works and what is involved in being a compassionate companion as well as what to expect at the different stages of dying.
If you are a member of the community and have an interest in signing up to be a volunteer companion or to learn more about the program, contact Carole Haughwout, Compassionate Companioning vigil coordinator, at 787-0725 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer, you will need: