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Sit Beside Me Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: Endless Journey

  • 14 people are interested
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Sit Beside Me Volunteers specialize in sitting at the bedside with a patient who is in their last few days of life. These volunteers are trained on what to expect in the final days and how to provide a calm and caring presence and environment. Volunteers report this type of experience is an incredibly impactful one in their own personal and spiritual journeys. Introverts enjoy this volunteering, as it is not a time for much chatting, but a time of silence, reading scripture or poetry, playing gentle recorded music or sitting by the bedside. Shifts are available from morning through as late as midnight - so it is great for all sorts of schedules. Sit Beside Me Volunteers agree to be contacted when there is a need and then sign up for shifts as they have availability at the time.

Opportunity takes place in the Omaha metro area as well as surrounding communities of Blair, Valley, Fremont Plattsmouth, Nebraska City and Lincoln. Volunteers are never asked to drive further than they are comfortable.

Covid-19 has made volunteers even more important. Nursing homes and other senior-services are under-staffed, and the mental health crisis stemming from the pandemic is impacting our seniors as well. Nonjudgmental, calm and supportive companions are life-savers!

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About Endless Journey

Location:

10831 Old Mill Road, Omaha, NE 68154, US

Mission Statement

The Endless Journey hospice experience will encompass the holistic philosophy in that the client and their family will be nourished physically, emotionally and spiritually as they prepare for the end of life and beyond.

Description

Endless Journey Hospice LLC is an independent, locally owned and operated hospice established in Omaha to serve Northeast Nebraska with an alternative for end of life care unlike those currently offered by the medical field. The primary objective is to empower clients and the community through education and to offer holistic interventions to provide comfort and dignity throughout the dying process. Endless Journey embraces the client and their loved ones as they approach the exhaustion of effective aggressive treatment by offering emotional support and education related to disease process and treatment options to improve quality of life. Like all hospices, we provide services to clients wherever they live. This is provided through the traditional hospice team of nurses, health aids, chaplains, social workers, and volunteers in addition to a broad array of holistic providers and a full-time nutritionist.

CAUSE AREAS

Faith-Based
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Faith-Based, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Omaha, NE 68154

(41.25462,-96.105)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that volunteers offer to be available for two hours at a time, but also understand that there may be a month or two when their availability and our need just do not match. One year commitment strongly preferred.
  • Two-step PPD test and background check required (paid for by Endless Journey)

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