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Companionship volunteer to persons with life-threatening illness

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Tamarisk , Inc.

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  • Tamarisk companion volunteers are a caring in-home presence 2 to 4 hours per week for persons coping with life-threatening illness who are residing in Anoka County and adjoining cities.
  • We define life-threatening illness as: *chronic life-limiting (such as Parksinson's, ALS, Alzheimer's); and/or * persons receiving palliataive care or hospice care.
  • While attending to non-medical needs, we create a safe haven for the thoughts, feelings & concerns of the ptient.
  • As important, we provide much-needed respite for the primary caregiver. Please refer to our website for an overview of our organization and mission: www.tamarisk.org.
  • Tamarisk DOES NOT CHARGE for volunteers' time. This is a free service!

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About Tamarisk , Inc.

Location:

15531 Central Ave NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304, US

Mission Statement

Tamarisk volunteers are a caring presence. We create a safe haven for the thoughts, feelings, and concerns of persons faced with the end stages of life-threatening illness as we attend to their non-medical needs. Our volunteers often simultaneously provide much-needed respite to caregivers, all at no cost to those we serve.(Minnesota).

Description

Our well-trained volunteers quietly enter the lives of persons faced with life-threatening illness by offering compassionate, life-enhancing friendship, often assisting with non-medical tasks or projects. In addition, we are able to provide much-needed respite to the caregivers who are coping with the relentless demands created by illness. Included under the umbrella of life-threatening illnesses are chronic life-limiting illness such as heart disease, Lou Gehrig's (ALS), Parkinson's, Huntigton's, and Alzheimer's; and acute life-threatening illnesses such as cancer. Tamarisk supports people of any age who may or may not be elligible for other services, and often supplements palliative or hospice care services.

Faith-Based
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Companions' homesAnoka, NE Hennepin, NW Ramsey counties, MN 55304

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 4 hours per week.

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