Hospice Patient Support Volunteers Needed
Heartland Hospice seeks volunteers to help support hospice patients and 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 emotional support. During COVID-19, most of our work is done by telephone and through the mail. Training is also accomplished safely and remotely. During this time, patients and their family members and caregivers have to adapt to new environmental challenges while dealing with the impending loss of their own or their loved one’s life. Sometimes patients at care facilities are unable to have visitors, including family members. Many of them appreciate having a volunteer check in to ask them how they are doing and listen to them for a while.
Eventually, live visiting will again become our normal way of connecting with patients. Then and now, volunteer duties will vary. We are always interested in your ideas about how we can best meet each individual patient’s need 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 651-638-8227.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Heartland Hospice
2685 Long Lake Road, Suite 105, Roseville, MN 55113, US
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.
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.