Allina Health's hospice volunteers have the opportunity to become a companion to a hospice patient - what does that entail?
Really it’s all about giving your attentive presence to another - you focus on your assigned patient to be a "companion". We’re looking for people with big hearts, who are good listeners, and OK with just being quiet and sitting with a patient sometimes too. You need - common sense, the ability to keep confidentiality, approx. 1-2 hours per week, and good personal boundaries. Our volunteers repeatedly tell us and others, they’ve gained so much more from this volunteer work than they have ever given. You can offer companionship, help with errands, provide respite, assist with writing/reading and answer other patient and family needs. At end of life your support is greatly appreciated by our staff and those we serve!
Assist patients and loved ones in their own homes or residential care facilities throughout the metro and surrounding communities. Enjoy flexible hours and online training for your convenience, followed by a 1x interactive group wrap-up session in St. Paul. Be a part of our mission to serve in 33 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Apply online at www.allinahealth.org/hospicevolunteer
or call 612-262-7108 if you have any questions!
- Elder care
- Hospice Care
- Community Outreach
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- one year or more
- Able to serve in the community?within 20 miles from where you live.