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5001 American Blvd., Ste 625/655(Roseville, Stillwater, St. Paul, Fridley, CoonRapids, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Richfield, etc.)Bloomington, MN55437
Veteran-to-Veteran Companion Volunteers - As part of our We Honor Vets Program, AseraCare Hospice seeks caring, compassionate individuals who would be willing to spend an hour a week visiting our terminally ill patients and their families many of them Military Veterans. Volunteers spend sacred time together with patients and families simply by accompanying them during their final journey. Companions offer patients healing by practicing a calming presence, deep compassion, and generous listening. Volunteers play an important role in providing social support and decreasing isolation that can so often occur for the terminally ill. Veterans have the ability to relate to other Veterans due to similar military experiences. That can be comforting to our military veteran patients and their families
Volunteers are provided free training, a training certificate, and can work flexible hours that suit their individual schedules. Volunteer training blends ancient wisdom with contemporary practices.
Interpersonal Skills: Volunteers need to be able to fit into any mode: engage in conversations from the superficial to the spiritually profound, depending on the day. Also need to be comfortable with silence.
Be able to provide own transportation. Complete approximately 6-8 hours of on-line training, and afterwards attend 8-hours orientation. Complete free complete background check, urine screen, and tuberculosis tests. We request a nine month commitment, at the least, to our volunteer program. Volunteer Training is offered on a quarterly basis at the Bloomington office.
*Out of respect for the grieving process, if you are a surviving family member, we encourage you to wait a minimum of 13 months following the patient's death to serve as a direct care volunteer or in public relations activities.