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Hospice Patient Support Volunteers Needed

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ORGANIZATION: ProMedica Heartland Hospice

  • 176 people are interested

Heartland Hospice seeks volunteers to visit hospice patients and help support their family members.

Volunteers are an important part of the hospice patient care team. Helping hospice patients and their family members can be very rewarding work. Volunteers help improve quality of life for patients by offering a friendly, listening ear and an emotionally supportive presence. Currently, volunteers must be vaccinated against Covid-19 and influenza and have weekly Covid tests in order to visit patients. (Medical and religious exemptions to the vaccine requirements may be requested.) Personal Protective Equipment ("PPE") is provided at no cost to you. During COVID-19 outbreaks, some of our work is done by telephone and through the mail.

Volunteer duties vary. We are always interested in your ideas about how we can best meet each individual patient’s needs and goals.

To qualify, volunteers must:
* pass a background check including fingerprinting (the fingerprinting requirement is temporarily waived during COVID-19);
* provide 3 personal references;
* complete 14 hours of training (including about 10 hours of homework); and
* have a double Mantoux test (injections to screen for tuberculosis) (the Mantoux test requirement is temporarily waived during COVID-19).

Foreign language skills are a plus. For more information or to request an application packet, please call Brenda at 651-367-1204.

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About ProMedica Heartland Hospice

Location:

3580 Linden Av Suite A1, White Bear Lake, MN 55110, US

Mission Statement

Our Hospice services are designed to provide comfort care as well as spiritual and emotional support for people in the final phase of a terminal illness.

Description

Hospice provides patients and their families with supportive services that not only keep the patient comfortable and educate the family, but also provide emotional support.
We consider our involvement with patients a sacred opportunity and a privilege to be in their lives. We depend on our hospice volunteers to help us provide the love, respect and care patients and their families need.

Our volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help. Some interact directly with patients and families. Others prefer to work behind the scenes in the office setting. As a volunteer, you help determine which tasks you’re best suited to perform.

THE TASKS OF VOLUNTEERS MAY INCLUDE:
  • Helping with office support tasks at the agency
  • Running errands for patients and families
  • Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest
  • Reading, or providing a comforting touch
  • Playing or singing soothing music to patients
  • Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours
  • Providing a friendly visit to lift a patient's spirits
  • Providing special veteran volunteer support to patients who are veterans

* We suggest volunteers wait a minimum of one year following the death of a loved one to volunteer. This allows adequate time to make appropriate adjustments after a significant personal loss.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

St. Paul, MNMinneapolis, MN 55102

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Bereavement Support
  • Elder care
  • Singing
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexibile

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