End of Life Hospice Volunteer-Apple Valley/Dakota County

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Ecumen Hospice

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Comfort...

Companion volunteers provide essential social and emotional support to patients and their families by being there to comfort, care, and listen, while placing emphasis on living each day as vibrantly and as fully as possible. During regular visits, volunteers do activities with the patient such as reading the newspaper or books, taking walks, listening to music, sharing stories, or providing friendship by just being present. If a patient is living in a private home, volunteers may also offer support or respite to the caregiver and/or practical help around the home (light meal preparation, errands, etc.)

Companion volunteers are the true embodiment of Ecumen Hospice's belief that each person continues to have great significance and deserves respect and honor in their final season of life.

Location: We serve patients in their residence, which may include private homes, skilled nursing, assisted living, or independent living facilities. Many of our patients live in Ecumen owned or managed communities.

Positions are available in the Central Metro (Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington Counties), North Metro (Anoka, Chisago and Isanti Counties), and South Metro (Dakota County, S Ramsey County and S Washington Counties). **Our current highest need in the South Metro is in Apple Valley**

For more information, please visit our website at www.ecumenhospice.org or contact us at hospicevolunteer@ecumen.org or 651-714-0200.

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About Ecumen Hospice

Location:

7561 9th St. N, Ste 200, St. Paul, MN 55128, US

Mission Statement

To provide care that exceeds the expectations of those that find themselves in the later stages of life by providing a level of comfort and quality of life that makes each person feel honored and supported as their life continues to have significance.

Description

Hospice is an incredibly personal experience. It’s about love and support, as well as making someone comfortable. At Ecumen Hospice, we believe that each person continues to have great significance, and deserves respect and honor in their final season of life. We provide care that empowers people to live each day as vibrantly and as fully as possible. We also walk alongside and support families through this journey, and during the 13-month bereavement period after their loved one dies.

Service Area: We serve patients in their residence, which may include private homes, skilled nursing, assisted living, or independent living facilities. Many of our patients live in Ecumen owned or managed communities. **We serve the entire Twin Cities metro area. Our current highest needs are Brooklyn Center, Apple Valley, Chisago City, and North Branch**

We need...

**Companion, vigil and pet therapy volunteers to provide one-on-one comfort, support and friendship to hospice patients and families in their final months, weeks and days;

**Life Review volunteers to help document our patient's lives (through video and/or photography) as a keepsake for families;

**Office and Admin volunteers to provide support to our care team out in community;

**Have another way you'd like to impact the life of a hospice patient and their loved ones? Contact us to discuss more!

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

14625 Pennock AvenueApple Valley, MN 55124

(44.73655,-93.22421)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Bereavement Support
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Knitting

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Typically once a week, with some flexibility

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