Immediate Need For Companion Volunteers in Arden Hills!

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Optage the service division of Presbyterian Homes and Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested
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Hospice provides compassionate care that focuses on comfort, quality, and support for individuals with terminal illness, their families, and caregivers. Volunteers needed at our Johanna Shores location in Arden Hills; several other campuses nearby may also have openings.

What does it mean to be a Companion Volunteer? It could mean a lot of things depending on the patient that the volunteer is matched with. You will work one -on-one with the patient, and sometimes their family, Some examples of what volunteers have done in the past include: reading novels and/or the Bible to patients; writing letters; painting nails or doing hair; household tasks; wheelchair walks; accompanying patient to activities, events, or Chapel so that they are able to participate, if desired; socializing; playing games; reviewing pictures or videos; pet therapy; music therapy; massage therapy. Pet visitors also welcome!

Your talents, skills, and interests can help determine what you do.

Volunteers become certified through Optage Hospice's training program. Optage Hospice specializes in provide comfort care services to people experiencing dementia in the end stages of life. Volunteers must be comfortable with the idea of working with someone with dementia; training and continuing support is provided to all volunteers.

20 More opportunities with Optage the service division of Presbyterian Homes and Services

Faith-Based Health & Medicine Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3220 Lake Johanna ShoresArden Hills, MN 55112

(45.03755,-93.17589)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Relationship Building
  • Reading / Writing
  • Animal Therapy
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of four hours a month preferred
  • TB Test, Background Study, Training

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