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Hospice Companion at The Village

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ORGANIZATION: WesleyLife

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WesleyLife Hospice is looking to add friendly and compassionate individuals to give the gift of time and presence through visits. Our patients need companionship more than ever after two years of so much isolation. Finding common interests through conversation, listening to cherished memories, holding a hand, playing a game, or taking a stroll are all things you could do to brighten someone's day. By providing this extra companionship at the end stage of life, volunteers can touch the hearts of our patients and even change their life - or your own!

WesleyLife Hospice has certain requirements in place when volunteering in person to protect our residents, staff and volunteers during COVID. Screenings and masks are required at minimum. Each community may have additional requirements (i.e. a rapid COVID test that would be provided upon entrance).

Interested? Please contact Madison Staecker, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information at mstaecker@wesleylife.org or 515.271.6777.

All of our volunteer opportunities include:

  • Companionship visits
  • Respite (help give caregivers a break by sitting with their loved one while they run errands - no hands on cares)
  • Phone visits
  • Sit Vigil
  • Veteran to Veteran
  • Music
  • Bereavement
  • Clerical

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About WesleyLife

Location:

4328 114th St, Urbandale, IA 50322, US

Mission Statement

Guided by Christian compassion, we support the independence, health and well-being of older adults wherever they call home.

Description

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a life of continued growth, experience, engagement, and meaning, regardless of physical, social, or economic circumstances. Aging is an opportunity. The second half of life can be the best half!

Our comprehensive network of services is designed to fulfill the wishes of older adults to remain independent and active wherever they choose to live. Because we have a vision of transforming the aging experience, we focus not on limitations, but on possibilities.

We strive to be the thread that leads families to better solutions and binds them with the strength and support they need to maintain loving and healthy relationships. At WesleyLife, we celebrate a spirit for living!

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1203 North E StreetIndianola, IA 50125

(41.37321,-93.57074)
 

SKILLS

  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers will typically make visits 1x/wk or every other week.
  • 2 Step TB Test, Physical & Drug Screen

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