Highly-motivated community service professional well versed in crisis management through personal life experiences. Compassionate, loyal, dedicated team player who always maintains a sense of empathy for others and values confidentiality above all else.
Provided companionship and support to geriatric hospice patients. This included visiting with them consistently on a weekly basis, talking, listening, reading, taking walks and assisting them at meal times. Worked with patient and his/her families to develop a personalized care plan. Worked closely with hospice bereavement staff to handle administrative duties associated with this position.
Camp Sunshine provides a summer haven for families and their children who are fighting various forms and stages of cancer. As a volunteer I worked in many capacities including arts and crafts, food services, and recreational athletic activities. The highlight of my time there was the relationships I built with several special families who I maintained contact with and helped support through their struggles with their child's cancer and the unfortunate grieving process that followed.
Promoted and marketed fashion show; successfully raised funds and donations for the event by calling on local vendors, friends, family, and neighbors; coordinated raffle event which included selling raffles and assembling raffle gift baskets.
Checked materials in and out; read to classes grades K-4; assisted in various clerical duties; organized shelves; helped children with book selection; answered reference questions; assisted with inventory.
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