Sanford Hospice is seeking a handful of volunteers in the Sioux Falls, SD area (radius of 3 hours in any direction) to visit with patients in our care that reside in your own community. The perfect volunteer is a Veteran, historical buff or passionate American who is eager to listen to as well as share his or her stories with patients. It is important to establish a bond with whoever you are visiting with. Veteran Pals will visit in home or in a facility, depending on the patient’s preferences. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone who loves to listen, and share the joys of life.
To volunteer, Express Interest below. For more information, call Pam Merchant at (605) 312-5511 or email Pamela.Merchant@sanfordhealth.org.
Sanford Health is dedicated to the work of health and healing.
Volunteers are an essential part of our hospice team. We serve a diverse group of patients and families and our volunteers reflect that diversity to serve their needs. Volunteers come to us with a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. They are well-rounded, with the desire to share their gifts such as music, writing, art and reading. They may help with light household tasks, such as preparing meals or doing dishes. Some may even help with yard work or gardening. Most of all, the greatest gift volunteers provide is simply being present. As a Sanford Hospice Volunteer, your will to help is deeply appreciated.
Hospice volunteers spend time in the homes of patients and their families. This necessitates an application and interview process to verify the person is right for Sanford Hospice volunteer duties. Sanford also has an organized training program for patient care volunteers. These training programs cover topics including: bereavement support, confidentiality, listening skills, loss and grief, signs and symptoms of approaching death, understanding hospice and working with families.
If you are interested in volunteering for Sanford Hospice, please email us.